Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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LCW Assessment

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AndrewHall
AndrewHall Community member Posts: 287 Pioneering
I had an assessment which the assessment company described as "not fit for purpose" after I made a complaint. But the DWP did not reassess and made the decision to refuse both LCW and LCWRA. Is this a normal practice?
Never allow DWP assertions to define you. They never have evidence of your true circumstances.

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    I had an assessment which the assessment company described as "not fit for purpose" after I made a complaint. But the DWP did not reassess and made the decision to refuse both LCW and LCWRA.
    Request a Mandatory Reconsideration of the decision (assuming you are within the 13 month time limit).
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • AndrewHall
    AndrewHall Community member Posts: 287 Pioneering
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    calcotti said:
    I had an assessment which the assessment company described as "not fit for purpose" after I made a complaint. But the DWP did not reassess and made the decision to refuse both LCW and LCWRA.
    Request a Mandatory Reconsideration of the decision (assuming you are within the 13 month time limit).
    MR was unsuccessful and the matter has been lodged at the Tribunal. 
    But is it normal for DWP to make a decision on the basis of a report which has been deemed "unfit for purpose" ?
    Never allow DWP assertions to define you. They never have evidence of your true circumstances.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,000 Disability Gamechanger
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    The assessment report is part of the evidence they use to make a decision. It's at Tribunal stage so they just carry on with this.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • AndrewHall
    AndrewHall Community member Posts: 287 Pioneering
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    Yes, a decision made on a flawed evidence is surely a flawed decision. 
    I would be surprised if DWP would not seek to lapse the appeal.
    Never allow DWP assertions to define you. They never have evidence of your true circumstances.
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