Very often a payment goes into the8 bank before the decision letter is received. Decision times vary across the country and it depends on backlog in your area. Some wait 2 weeks, while others wait 8 weeks and more. Asking for a copy of the assessment report to be sent to you will give you some idea what the decision will be as they mostly go with the report.
Thank you very much!When and how often do you recommend calling DWP for an update after the assessment? I don't want to annoy them but it's already been 4 months since I applied and I'm dependant on the mobility element to apply for motability car as otherwise I'm stuck in almost everyday and the living element so my partner can apply for carers, so I'm pretty desperate already...