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LCWRA. DMs have until October 11th to inform me of outcome. Is this normal procedure?

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Philomena65
Philomena65 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
edited October 2022 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi everyone 😊 I had my WCA on July 22nd, I was told by my work coach that a decision has been made and that the decision makers have until October 11th to inform me of the outcome.. just wanted to know if this is normal procedure. Any feedback is much appreciated 😊

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,147 Disability Gamechanger
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    If a decision's been made then the letter should be uploaded onto your journal. I've never known them have a timescale in which to inform you.
    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.
  • Philomena65
    Philomena65 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Thanks Poppy😊 I'm new to all of this, I have a different work coach and even she didn't know why that the decision has been made but I have to wait till October 11th.. 
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    Let us know if you do hear more later this month @Philomena65 and a warm welcome to the community :) 

    If you'd like to have a look around the rest of the forum please do feel free, here's a few of the best places to get started:

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  • Christinew_25
    Christinew_25 Community member Posts: 19 Listener
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    Maybe October 11th is the 12th week? I think they have a maximum of 12 weeks to inform you of decision. Fingers crossed for best possible outcome for you.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,147 Disability Gamechanger
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    Maybe October 11th is the 12th week? I think they have a maximum of 12 weeks to inform you of decision. Fingers crossed for best possible outcome for you.
    There’s no maximum time they have to make a decision.
    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.
  • Philomena65
    Philomena65 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Hi everyone just an update on my lcwra.. The date for my decision on 11th of October came and went I have still not been informed of a decision yet.. I left a message yesterday 14th of October for my work coach and said she had escalated my enquiry to the decision makers and when she finds out she will let me know, she's a new work coach and doesn't have a really good manner.. it's over 13 weeks since my assessment and just really tired with it all.
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    That must be incredibly frustrating @Philomena65 I'm sorry to read what's happened. Hopefully you'll get some clarity and a decision before too long. I know the process is incredibly tiring, mentally and physically, and as far as I can see you've done everything you need to on your side. 

    I hope you're able to take your mind off it a little this weekend, and if you need to vent, or just want to chat, the community are here to support you :) 

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  • Philomena65
    Philomena65 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Thanks Alex it's just frustrating knowing that a decision was made weeks ago and I'm still waiting.. What will be will be lol 😂 thank you for your response x
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thanks Alex it's just frustrating knowing that a decision was made weeks ago and I'm still waiting.. What will be will be lol 😂 thank you for your response x
    I suspect that when your WC said a decision had been made they meant the assessment report had been received. It can take 12 weeks for the DM to make a decision after the assessment report has been received.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Philomena65
    Philomena65 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Thanks Calcotti I just have to wait it out 🙂
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,147 Disability Gamechanger
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    I have no idea how they can predict when a decision would be made by. The timescales are only ever a guide.
    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.
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