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Suppprt group/sick

bevvy1966bevvy1966 Member Posts: 77 Connected
Hi, its been two weeks today since I went to my work capabilities assesment.. will it be much longer before I know what group ill be put in


  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,987 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there
    I went through this last year I had my assessment 5th may and got decision 7th June. I ended up appealing the decision through mandatory reconsideration got the same outcome so appealed and took it to tribunal which was heard 2 weeks ago. Happy to say court ruled in my favour however just making you aware of how long the process can take. It's been a full year from start to finish. 
    Anything else you want to ask I'm no expert but happy to share experience. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    Decision times vary depending on backlog in your area but it can be anything from 2-8 weeks sometimes longer.

    You can request a copy of the assessment report to be sent to you. This will give you some idea what the decision is likely to be as they mostly go with the report. This way if you're not happy then you can start to write the Mandatory reconsideration letter but you'll need to wait for the decision before requesting this.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • bevvy1966bevvy1966 Member Posts: 77 Connected
    Ok thank you..
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