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Feeling nervous after face to face assessment

nikkicoggsnikkicoggs Member Posts: 5 Listener
Had my home face to face assessment at home yesterday. The lady seemed nice, was a mental health nurse. Which i think seems good as i have autism and really struggle with anxiety and depression .

when can you as DWP to ask for a copy of her report?
And is there normally long waits to hear from DWP for if they award you or not?

thankyou for your help


  • AWilson198911AWilson198911 Member Posts: 27 Listener
    Wait for a text to say they’ve received the report and call and ask for a copy , mine came the next day after asking. The wait is looking like atleast 6 weeks at the moment dependant on where you are in the country 

  • nikkicoggsnikkicoggs Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thankyou for your reply, think im just feeling overwhelmed at all the horrible stories i hear about the face to face assessors. 
  • AWilson198911AWilson198911 Member Posts: 27 Listener
    Mine had put down on the report exactly what I told her , They aren’t all bad . Just try not to worry because it will take a few weeks for them to get the report back then a further 4-6 weeks atleast for a decision . Takes far too long 
  • nikkicoggsnikkicoggs Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Yes the process is lots long. I first rang for the first time of claim february. And had the face to face yesterday. Seems so long . 
  • AWilson198911AWilson198911 Member Posts: 27 Listener
    I rang 11th March , Had my face to face on 23rd May , they had a GP report sent 18th March which matched up with what I had said on form and at assessment so just waiting for the decision now . Let’s hope it’s not months and months like some people have to wait 
  • nikkicoggsnikkicoggs Member Posts: 5 Listener
    I had my text today to say they have my report. So called by chance to see when i can request a copy . He said its when they get it. So is posting it out. 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing Team, Community Team Posts: 7,949 Scope community team
    Hi @nikkicoggs, I'm glad to read your assessor was nice. You will always read more negative stories online then you will positive as, understandably, people only tend to 'go public' when they have a complaint or need help. 
    Good luck with your assessment report, let us know how you get on and hopefully you won't be waiting too long for a decision. :)
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