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raj123
raj123 Community member Posts: 23 Connected
Hi, I had my health assessment last week for universal credit. I just called them today to get a copy of the health professionals report and they say they cant give me a copy until after a decision has been made. I wanted the report as I wanted to send it with my PIP claim which I need to complete in less than two weeks. Is it true I cant get the report until the decision is made?

Also my work coach told me the day after my assessment that there was a note saying I had either LCW or LCWRA (I cant see this on my journal). Could the work coach know this so soon after the assessment and especially as the decision cant have been made yet?

Thanks

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi and welcome to the community 

    It is usual that they don't let you have copy of report till after decision it's not like pip where you can request report 

    Wca decision can sometimes be made quite quick and likely your work coach may have some indication and informed to amend your work commitments 

    They will inform you earn the letter is all ready to be uploaded to your journal 


  • raj123
    raj123 Community member Posts: 23 Connected
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    Thanks so much for your reply and the information
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    I'm glad you've found the community helpful @raj123

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  • flour
    flour Community member Posts: 78 Courageous
    edited September 2022
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    @raj123

    You need to do a Subject Access Request instead. You can do this at anytime and the DWP will have to respond and their reply will include the WCA report if you ask for it even if they haven't made a decision. 

    But they can take 1 month to reply which might not help with your PIP deadline (you can always request an extension of the deadline by phoning or writing to PIP, the timings may work then).

    You can do it online on gov.uk 
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  • raj123
    raj123 Community member Posts: 23 Connected
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    flour said:
    @raj123

    You need to do a Subject Access Request instead. You can do this at anytime and the DWP will have to respond and their reply will include the WCA report if you ask for it even if they haven't made a decision. 

    But they can take 1 month to reply which might not help with your PIP deadline (you can always request an extension of the deadline by phoning or writing to PIP, the timings may work then).

    You can do it online on gov.uk 

    Thanks for this information, I'll give that a try :)
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,981 Disability Gamechanger
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    You are welcome @raj123. It is the very least you deserve.

    Please feel free to let us know how it goes and if you need any further support. We are all here for you  :)
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