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How long after UC50 form do you get a response

nddlb
nddlb Member Posts: 6 Listener
Hi, I sent in my UC 50 form in 2 weeks ago and I'm just wondering how long it takes once the form is sent in?

I've been on sick notes since February and recently received the enhanced rate of daily living P.I.P if that makes any difference 

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 13,342 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    Pip makes no difference to your uc50 claim they ars different benefits with different criteria 

    You may find you are waiting a while now for an assessment could be few months depends on backlog in your area 
  • lmcarthur
    lmcarthur Member Posts: 12 Listener
    I sent mines off the beginning of February and still have not heard a thing yet x
  • nddlb
    nddlb Member Posts: 6 Listener
    lmcarthur said:
    I sent mines off the beginning of February and still have not heard a thing yet x
    janer1967 said:
    Hi there 

    Pip makes no difference to your uc50 claim they ars different benefits with different criteria 

    You may find you are waiting a while now for an assessment could be few months depends on backlog in your area 
    Thank you both for replying!

    I guess I'm just anxious and impatient about it all because I have no idea what the process is for it 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 13,342 Disability Gamechanger
    Once they recieve the form they 2ill then send it yo assessment company. They will then arrange an assessment with you most are being done on the phone 

    The assessor then sends a report to your decision maker who makes a decision based 9n assessment and all other evidence 

    You will then be informed of outcome which could be as below 

    Fit for work-you will be required to look for work 

    Lcw -limited capability for work,  you will need to attend meetings and courses and prepare to look for work 

    Lcwra limited capability for work and work related activity . You have no work commitments no longer have a work coach and will get the additional payment £341 per month after 3 month waiting period from reporting your condition 

    Hope this helps 
  • xxxxxjjjjj
    xxxxxjjjjj Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Mine was returned in November. Still not heard anything.
  • lmcarthur
    lmcarthur Member Posts: 12 Listener
    Thanks for the reply’s I had an over the phone assessment two weeks ago still don’t know what the outcome is yet , the nurse who done the assessment started off discussing my mental health problems then after about 40 minutes she said she had enough evidence and didn’t need to go Into great detail about my physical problems don’t know if that’s good or bad just a waiting game now to find out x
  • nddlb
    nddlb Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Update: I recieved my decision on the 25th of May that I have limited capacity for work and work related activities! Didn't even need to do an assessment 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 13,342 Disability Gamechanger
    Great news you are one of the lucky ones with paper based only 
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,742

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    nddlb said:
    Update: I recieved my decision on the 25th of May that I have limited capacity for work and work related activities! Didn't even need to do an assessment 
    Good news, I bet you are happy about that.
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  • danixxx
    danixxx Member Posts: 91 Listener
    Can I ask does the 3 month waiting period go from the first sick note 
    or when you first made a claim for uc an reported a health condition without a sick note ? 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 25,645 Disability Gamechanger
    danixxx said:
    Can I ask does the 3 month waiting period go from the first sick note 
    or when you first made a claim for uc an reported a health condition without a sick note ? 

    It's from when you first reported your health condition, provided you sent your fit note within 7 days of that. This was advised to you on your other thread. https://forum.scope.org.uk/discussion/85191/hi-my-name-is-danixxx-if-i-get-lcwra-will-it-be-backdated#latest

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