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Can you request a copy of wca assessment report?

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Cress
Cress Community member Posts: 1,012 Pioneering
I know you can get a copy of pip report but can you also get a copy of wca report?
Do you have to request it or is included in the decision letter?
The decision was posted on my journal but no info on points scored.
Thanks for any help. :)

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    You can request it. It will not be sent to you unless you request it. LCWRA decision letters are very poor precisely because they don't tell you how you scored but, of course, the Decision Maker may have scored you differently to the report.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Cress
    Cress Community member Posts: 1,012 Pioneering
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    Oh great, I'll give them  a ring.
    Thanks for that @calcotti
     :) 
  • nikimarie
    nikimarie Community member Posts: 17 Listener
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    You can ask for a report I’ve been trying all day to contact the correct place. Uc say they only receive the points and there for don’t know what the report says. I got given a million different phone numbers and in the end got given an email address to ask for a copy so waiting for a reply. 
    Email rightofaccess.requests@dwp.gov.uk 

  • Cress
    Cress Community member Posts: 1,012 Pioneering
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    Thanks @nikimarie
    Good to know, I'll do that. :)
  • Cress
    Cress Community member Posts: 1,012 Pioneering
    edited August 2021
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    nikimarie said:
    You can ask for a report I’ve been trying all day to contact the correct place. Uc say they only receive the points and there for don’t know what the report says. I got given a million different phone numbers and in the end got given an email address to ask for a copy so waiting for a reply. 
    Email rightofaccess.requests@dwp.gov.uk 

    Hiya @nikimarie
    Been getting the same conflicting info...uc say they don't have it gave me health assessment number who said 'don't know why they give you our number we don't have it'

    Going to try the email you suggested, did you hear back at all?
  • nikimarie
    nikimarie Community member Posts: 17 Listener
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    Hey, no I haven’t managed to get a reply just yet I seem to be getting the same response as you. I’ve had no email back. I’ve called health assessment services today and got told to request it online and uc should keep giving people that number because they have had numerous calls regarding reports. she told me uc  100% have the report but I can’t get through on the phone.
    ive done the request online if you google “right of access request” it will come up on gov.com and you can fill in a form for the report. 
    Let’s hope this works!

  • Cress
    Cress Community member Posts: 1,012 Pioneering
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    Thanks @nikimarie
    Yeah I emailed that addy, thanks for that  :)
    I put a note in my journal asking for it...not holding my breath...lol
  • nikimarie
    nikimarie Community member Posts: 17 Listener
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    Hopefully you get a response quickly, if I hear anything I will let you know. I’ve left messages on journal emailed called various numbers and now requested it via online so hopefully someone knows what there doing somewhere. 
  • nikimarie
    nikimarie Community member Posts: 17 Listener
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    I’ve just had a message on my journal stating my report has been posted today from uc. So it definitely does come from uc fingers crossed it actually turns up! 
  • Cress
    Cress Community member Posts: 1,012 Pioneering
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    Oh that's great news! 
    @nikimarie
    Thanks so much for the update  :smile:
  • cazza6565
    cazza6565 Community member Posts: 93 Courageous
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     Does anyone know if you can use it as supporting evidence for PIP, I know you can't use the PIP one for UC just curious 
  • nikimarie
    nikimarie Community member Posts: 17 Listener
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    this is what I’m wanting mine for. I know it’s totally different ect but surly it can be used as supporting evidence along with other evidence. I’ve had 2 medical assessments recently so I’m hoping it will help a little as mine states I’m not going to get any better. Hope this helps 
  • Cress
    Cress Community member Posts: 1,012 Pioneering
    edited August 2021
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    Yay I finally got my medical report!
    But it doesn't tell me what points were scored where...
    Just advice, prognosis and justification of advice...

    Still I'll be shoving a copy of it in my pip review claim... :)

    Also does anyone know what 113 and FRR4 means regarding evidence considered?
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,393 Scope online community team
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    Hi @Cress. Glad you've managed to get a copy of your report. I believe the 113 is usually sent to your doctor for more information and FRR4 is usually completed by the assessor after they've spoken to either the claimant or one of the claimants medical contacts (such as GP or specialist you've listed). 
    Community Manager
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  • Cress
    Cress Community member Posts: 1,012 Pioneering
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    Oh right, thanks for that  :) 
  • nikimarie
    nikimarie Community member Posts: 17 Listener
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    I also have also received a couple of copies of my medical report, which also had no points on.. Can you use this as evidence for pip? As it is very recently taken.. I’m about to post my pip form. I know it’s separate from uc but it is all dwp and makes sense for you to be able to use it. I’ve read online they are supposed to be combining the 2 separate assessments in the near future. 
  • Cress
    Cress Community member Posts: 1,012 Pioneering
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    I read the same @nikimarie
    That's what I wanted mine for, to include with PIP form.
  • cazza6565
    cazza6565 Community member Posts: 93 Courageous
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    UC told me on the phone last week they don't accept PIP reports as supporting evidence but I am not sure if you can use WCA as supporting evidence for PIP. To me it's all DWP . Hopefully  someone soon will correct me if that's not the case.
  • nikimarie
    nikimarie Community member Posts: 17 Listener
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    I was thinking the same 
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