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WCA “not needed” after 19month wait. Confused.

pastelrainbowpastelrainbow Member Posts: 6 Listener
Hello! Please could anybody advise? I completed a Work Capability Health form in Oct 2019 as well as PIP. Due to severe mental impairment and terminal illness meant I was too poorly to keep my 12 year career in the NHS. 
I was awarded PIP both enhanced elements shortly after. However, still nothing about WCA. My Dr provided an 18month fit note. I assumed due to covid then starting it was delayed further so have been patient. Provided another year long fit note recently and was advised to chase for a second time. I was still on the waiting list and the lovely lady agreed it’s significantly long to wait. 
Yesterday I received a letter with a phone WCA and today a letter cancelling this. I called to double check it was cancelled and if re-booked/why, and the Advisor said the evidence and reports from Medical Professionals received are enough to make a decision. 
What does this mean please? I understand how busy they are so have been patient I don’t want to bother them by calling again to ask what exactly that entails. 
Many thanks x Have a Happy Day x

Replies

  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,160 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community 

    This means they are doing a paper based assessment as they have enough to make a decision 

    This does happen at times so don't worry about if 
  • pastelrainbowpastelrainbow Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Hi thank you for replying! I see, I wasn’t sure if it was something that happens and due to the what I now know to be a mighty long wait I thought perhaps they’d just removed me or something. :) 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,160 Disability Gamechanger
    Your wait has been long probably kept getting pushed to bottom of pile 

    Hopefully not long now for a decision and if awarded you will get a nice arrears payment 

    Let us know how you get on 
  • pastelrainbowpastelrainbow Member Posts: 6 Listener
    I will keep informed thank you x
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,129 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @pastelrainbow - & welcome to the community. Whilst I hope this is not the case, you mention having a terminal illness. Perhaps if you hadn't reported this, it has picked up on recently, which may be why your WCA was cancelled. There's some info here if you scroll down: https://www.gov.uk/universal-credit/changes-of-circumstances
    This may be why you were told the medical evidence is enough to make a decision. As Jane says, please do kindly let us now how you get on, thank you. :)
  • pastelrainbowpastelrainbow Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Good afternoon both  :) I received my decision letter today which is 20 months to the day. I’ve been placed in LCWRA category. I’m not sure about any back pay it was only a general letter, but I’m assuming they will contact me in due course about that if any? 
    Thank you again for your support. 
    Have a happy day x
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