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claretreclaretre Member Posts: 13 Listener
I've received a letter today saying they have all the info now to decide on my case was wondering how long about will I find out I started the claim in Nov and it's just dragged on my anxiety is threw the roof X.


  • anistyanisty Member Posts: 171 Pioneering
    I think it can vary in different areas, being usually around 6-8 weeks but i have heard of it being as long as 14 weeks in some areas that have big back logs.

    What you can do is request a copy of the assessment report. That will give you a good idea of where points could be awarded. It is not the final decision as the decision maker has the final say but it will give a pretty good indication.

    I am in the same position as you. This waiting is making me anxious and i am not even the claimant! I am waiting for my son. I can only imagine it must be much worse for you than for me.

    Tagging @poppy123456 as she is an advisor on the forum. I think i have given you the right answer but poppy hopefully will confirm it and put it right if i have got anything wrong.

    All the best and let's hope we both get the decisions we want - and quicky!
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks for the tag @anisty

    HI @claretre the letter you received is a standard letter sent to everyone but it doesn't really mean anything and is quite a pointless letter. All is causes is more stress for those waiting for a decision.

    There's no timescales for any decision and it could be anything from 2-8 weeks, sometimes longer, even after you receive that letter.

    You can request the assessment report as advised by anisty.

    Hopefully you're not waiting too much longer.

    Community champion and 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.
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