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Hi, my name is Sammie84! Is there anything to worry about?

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Sammie84
Sammie84 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited December 2022 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi.. 

I finally have my LCWA assessment via phone today and I'm really worried about it. I've been providing fit notes since Feb this year for CPTSD and I've recently been diagnosed with Chronic Pain Syndrome. Also awaiting another MH assessment for ADHD. I've not slept literally since I woke Monday morning and I'm wondering if I need to prepare what I need to do beforehand. My mind is constantly 100mph when I'm worried. Is there anything to worry about? I get HRC and LRM for PIP too and that was before my diagnosis for both. What's chance I'll get awarded as thought of even leaving house (I'm agoraphobic too) scares me. I literally cross the road to boys school and back that's it, and most days I collect from reception so I don't have to mix with people.. I just feel like I'm not believed and am I worrying too much (i cant help this hence my mh problems). If I'm awarded when will I know, today? I just feel I've been nagging at them for ages now and will it be backdated too. It's been 10months since first fit note. Thanks guys and girls 😁

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

    It can take up to 12 weeks for a decision after your assessment but can sometimes be quicker it won't be today you get a decision.  The assessor will complete a report that is then sent to a dwp decision maker to review along with your form and evidence 

    If awarded lcwra payments are backdated to the 4th full assessment period after you reported your health condition and supplied a fit note 

    The first 3 assessment periods are not paid 
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