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TOPIC: Still awaiting WCA outcome

Still awaiting WCA outcome 7 months 1 week ago #221023

Hello Gordon, hope this finds you well.

My WCA was exactly 4 weeks ago today. I've been in SG for the last few years and this was my first reassessment face to face, all previous ones having been paper-based. I attended a centre. Noted that the assessor was that rarity in these situations, a genuine doctor! And felt that he was sympathetic and helpful. On the other hand, I might just be making that up because the thought of being shafted by the Health Assessment Advisory Service (sic) is too terrifying to contemplate!

Well, I haven't heard from DWP, except that I called them a week ago and was only told that my case hadn't yet been allocated to a decision maker. Is it possible that they're in no hurry to shunt me to WRAG, or heaven forbid, UC? I've come across posts in which people find out fairly quickly if they've (sadly) been removed from SG. I'm too superstitious to call DWP again before they write to me, but I'm wondering if no news is good news in these circumstances. When my DLA was effectively halved after a PIP assessment last year, they wrote to me within a week, as I recall. Seemingly couldn't wait to bring me the bad tidings, since it meant them saving money! Think the evidence with my ESA50 was pretty robust.

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Still awaiting WCA outcome 7 months 1 week ago #221027


There was a slowdown in the summer but times should be coming down now, the delay is not a reflection of the Decision in any way, it is simply the time it takes for your file to get to the top of the pile.

There can easily be more than a weeks difference between the Decision being made and you receiving written notice of it, so it is worth your phone the DWP regularly to see if one has been made.

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