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How long a waiting time for decision?

suziec Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited March 2019 in Universal Credit (UC)
Just looking for some advice, my son who has asphergers syndrome has been declared unfit for work by his GP. He currently gets high rate PIP after a medical I was made his appointee. I claimed UC for him for last year but was sent for medical (GP has provided 2 sick notes for 6 month each). I am his main carer, medical very stressful for him outwith normal routine!! And previously done for PIP. DWP for some reason although have copy of my apointeeship can’t find on records anymore?? Can anyone tell me procedure for waiting time for decision and if any and how long backdated money is for? Having spoken to DWP had conflicting advice and I’m totally lost & really worried financially as I don’t work being his main carer. Please any advice for stressed mum of 17 soon to be 18 yr old son. 


  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,389 Disability Gamechanger

    Hello @suziec Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.  Sorry what you are going through. You have come to the right place for support and advice.

    I am one of the team of community champions who guide, advise and help new members who join the forum.

    I am unsure of an answer to your question on decisions.  I know there will be members of our team or a member of our community who will be able to answer.

    One suggestion I have is to first speak to CAB they can help with benefits and have expertise and knowledge.  Benefits are complex and confusing.

    Another suggestion is to speak to The National Autistic Society.  Which includes Asperger's. May offer a lot of support and help you with advice, information. 

    Helpline 020 7833 2299

    Monday to Thursday 10.00am to 4pm.

    Friday 9am to 3pm.

    Hope that helps.

    Please ask if we can help further. With anything. Some one will know from our community or a member of our team.

    Please take care.



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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 29,602 Disability Gamechanger

    If your son is given limited capability for work related activity (LCWRA) he will receive an extra £328 per month backdated to the 4th month of his claim from when he sent in his first sick note.
  • suziec
    suziec Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you, doesn’t seem to be much info given but appreciate you answering poppy123456
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 29,602 Disability Gamechanger
    No problem. Waiting times for decisions depend on backlog in your area. You can request a copy of the assessment report from DWP, this will give you some idea what the decision is likely to be as they mostly go with the report. Not sure what other information you would like.


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