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How long before I get a decision?

Kellzz Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi I was just wondering if you could give me some advice on how long it was before you got your letter from dwp with there decision 


  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,945 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Kellzz welcome to the community! The waiting time can vary due to the backlog in your area. How long have you been waiting?
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,153 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @kellz

    Good Evening it’s great to meet you today!!!!!

    Can you please tell me what benefit you are waiting for?????
    Sorry for another question but how long has it been since you have posted your documents back to them??????
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,144 Scope online community team
    Hi @kellz

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 29,877 Disability Gamechanger
    I had my assessment on Wednesday 7th November and my decision letter on 23rd November, in North of England.

    There's really no time scales to decisions and backlogs is just part of the reason a decision can be delayed.

    Ring DWP and ask for a copy of the assessment report, this will give you some idea what the decision will be as they mostly go with the report.


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