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My WCA telephone ASSESMENT only lasted 10 minutes

lew0102lew0102 Member Posts: 16 Listener
edited June 29 in Universal Credit
Hi there I had my WCA for universal credit today and the assessment only took 12 minutes in total . I am slightly worried about this as I was told that it would take around an hour to complete prior to the phone call 
he asked me a few questions about my cerebral palsy 
such as how long have I had it for (all my life ) 
was my walking delayed to which I replied yes
how it affects me to which I explains about the pain I suffer and the fact that I can’t walk far at all and sometimes can’t even get up the stairs 
he also asked if I had physio as a child to which I answered yes 
as well as asking if I went to a normal or sen school to which I answered sen 
I explained that I had to where splints day and night 
and that I was unable to do thinks on my own IE : cooking cleaning washing although I did mention that I was able to cook microwave meals but that was about it 
overall including the introduction from the assessor the phone call later 12 minutes I am just wondering if this is a good sign or a bad sign . As my anxiety is going through the rough waiting on a decision he mentioned that a letter would be sent out within 2 to 4 weeks 

could Anyone let me know wheather this is a good sign or bad.
im not sure if it’s worth mentioning that I have a signed for note of the gp that states “unfit to work” 
I also Recife pip standerd mobility and enhanced daily living but I’m not sure if these will be took into account as I have been advised that these are separate benefits from each other and do not coralline 

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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,205 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    Nobody can really say what this will mean but not all calls take a long time especially if you put a lot of detail in your form and sent relevant evidence 

    Pip is separate benefit but it doesn't hurt to send the reports 

    All you can do is wait but don't see it as a bad sign 

    Let us know how you get on 
  • lew0102lew0102 Member Posts: 16 Listener
    edited June 29
    Hi there I had my WCA for universal credit today and the assessment only took 12 minutes in total . I am slightly worried about this as I was told that it would take around an hour to complete prior to the phone call 
    he asked me a few questions about my cerebral palsy 
    such as how long have I had it for (all my life ) 
    was my walking delayed to which I replied yes
    how it affects me to which I explains about the pain I suffer and the fact that I can’t walk far at all and sometimes can’t even get up the stairs 
    he also asked if I had physio as a child to which I answered yes 
    as well as asking if I went to a normal or sen school to which I answered sen 
    I explained that I had to where splints day and night 
    and that I was unable to do thinks on my own IE : cooking cleaning washing although I did mention that I was able to cook microwave meals but that was about it 
    overall including the introduction from the assessor the phone call later 12 minutes I am just wondering if this is a good sign or a bad sign . As my anxiety is going through the rough waiting on a decision he mentioned that a letter would be sent out within 2 to 4 weeks 

    could Anyone let me know wheather this is a good sign or bad.
    im not sure if it’s worth mentioning that I have a signed for note of the gp that states “unfit to work” 
    I also Recife pip standerd mobility and enhanced daily living but I’m not sure if these will be took into account as I have been advised that these are separate benefits from each other and do not coralline 
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,235 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @lew0102 - welcome to the community & thank you for joining. Try not to worry, as Jane says they may already have had a lot of information, & just needed to ask a few questions. Yes & please do let us know how you get on, thank you. :)
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,235 Disability Gamechanger
  • lew0102lew0102 Member Posts: 16 Listener
    Hi I know but I posted in wrong section of the forum just would like advice of a few people so I can get the best educated guess possible don’t want to get my hopes up for a yes but the to be ultimately **** down I mean surly I get accepted correct ? It’s a permanent physical disability that I have for life it isn’t something that can be faked or lied about. But I know what these dm are like considering it took my 3 times to be accepted for my PIP claim 
  • lew0102lew0102 Member Posts: 16 Listener
    edited June 28
    Hi there I had my WCA for universal credit today and the assessment only took 12 minutes in total . I am slightly worried about this as I was told that it would take around an hour to complete prior to the phone call 
    he asked me a few questions about my cerebral palsy 
    such as how long have I had it for (all my life ) 
    was my walking delayed to which I replied yes
    how it affects me to which I explains about the pain I suffer and the fact that I can’t walk far at all and sometimes can’t even get up the stairs 
    he also asked if I had physio as a child to which I answered yes 
    as well as asking if I went to a normal or sen school to which I answered sen 
    I explained that I had to where splints day and night 
    and that I was unable to do thinks on my own IE : cooking cleaning washing although I did mention that I was able to cook microwave meals but that was about it 
    overall including the introduction from the assessor the phone call later 12 minutes I am just wondering if this is a good sign or a bad sign . As my anxiety is going through the rough waiting on a decision he mentioned that a letter would be sent out within 2 to 4 weeks 

    could Anyone let me know wheather this is a good sign or bad.
    im not sure if it’s worth mentioning that I have a signed for note of the gp that states “unfit to work” 
    I also Recife pip standerd mobility and enhanced daily living but I’m not sure if these will be took into account as I have been advised that these are separate benefits from each other and do not coralline
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 4,087

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    Hi @lew0102

    That is a speedy assessment you had! It might be the case that they have all the information they need and were looking to reconfirm details so please don't take the length of the assessment as an indicator of bad news.  

    Just to let you know, I've tweaked the title of your thread and moved it to our Universal Credit category to help others spot it.  If you could kindly let us know how you get on, that would be great.  Also, feel free to ask away with any other questions.  

    Good luck!
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  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,535 Disability Gamechanger
    I wouldn't infer anything much from the length of time the assessment took, most likely they had enough information and just needed to double check a few points, try not to worry too much (easier said than done I appreciate that)
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,220

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    Hello @lew0102

    Welcome to the community, hope you're well.

    I understand why you might see the shorter length as a worrying thing, but as others have said I don't think it's anything to be concerned about, there's no fixed duration for those sorts of things. They may have had plenty of information before the assessment and just wanted to confirm a few things.

    Best of luck for the outcome.
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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 5,039

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    Hi @lew0102 :) Just to let you know, I've merged your threads together as they were all about the same topic. This means that all the replies are in one place now. 
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