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miachappymiachappy Member Posts: 6 Listener
I know people have asked but I thought if some people could say how long it took from having the f2f to their decision or money in the bank of successful, maybe we could get a rough idea of how long the DWP are taking at the moment? 


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    It's varies vastly from area to area. My shortest time for a decision is 5 days, my longest waiting time was just over 6 weeks.

    Ring DWP to 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 because they mostly go with the report.
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @miachappy, I don't believe we have 'met' before, hello!

    I hope you aren't waiting too long, and like @poppy123456 has said, you can always request a copy of the report which may give you a better idea of the award :)
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  • CressidaCressida Member Posts: 784 Pioneering
    Hi I'm in the South West and was told to expect 10 weeks approx. Now just coming up to 3 weeks after assessment. I did get a copy of my assessment a week after the f2f. I also received a standard "we now have everything we need to make a decision" letter this weekend.
  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    It varies. Call the DWP to request a copy of the assessment report tomorrow morning that will tell you more. Keep us updated. 
  • miachappymiachappy Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Ah I thought all reports went to a central office where they’re all dealt with?
    thank you @poppy123456 @Chloe_Scope and @Cressida
    I do have my assessment report but I have to say I haven’t received we a text saying we now have everything to make a decision, just a we’ve received the written report one.
    So hopefully for you @Cressida there will be a decision coming your way soon! 
  • miachappymiachappy Member Posts: 6 Listener
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