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How long do you have to wait for a uc50 assessment? My son applied in September and is still waiting

donnaR123donnaR123 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited July 1 in Universal Credit
how long do you have to wait for a uc50 assessment. my son applied sept 20 and still waiting for an appointment. any help much appreciated .

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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,201 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community 

    That is a long wait have you tried to chase it up 

    However you are not the first to say that there are massive delays but I would call or put a note in his journal mark it payment or service query then his case manager should see it 

    Let us know how you get on 
  • donnaR123donnaR123 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you janer1967. Yes keep calling and told on list and get no response on uc journal.  They are quick to Sanction you if you don’t respond to their questions. Just such long to wait. I’m sure he is not alone in this wait.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,201 Disability Gamechanger
    I know unfortunately that is the price of claiming benefits 

    Some people get their local mp involved it didn't help me but others have said it did for them 
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,217 Pioneering
    To be clear - your son has had the UC50 and returned it in September? 
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,628 Disability Gamechanger
    WCA assessments for UC are running way behind and in many cases have not resumed at all. Numerous examples at present of people waiting more than 12 months. The way to move it forward is to start with a complaint and then move on to a letter before action. 
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