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    Default Re: Do the DWP take note of the WCA assessors recommendations?

    I had a WCA just over a week ago now, is there a chance I'll hear from the DWP before this time next week? All this waiting is really affecting my nerves


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    Default Re: Do the DWP take note of the WCA assessors recommendations?

    My WCA was on 03.11.2016.

    My result was communicated to me by post on 31.01.2017. That was a 12 week wait.

    Sorry if my response was unhelpful


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    Default Re: Do the DWP take note of the WCA assessors recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by EssexBoy11 View Post
    I had a WCA just over a week ago now, is there a chance I'll hear from the DWP before this time next week? All this waiting is really affecting my nerves
    whilst it's entirely possible, it's probably unlikely that you will


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    Default Re: Do the DWP take note of the WCA assessors recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by theronstar View Post
    My WCA was on 03.11.2016.

    My result was communicated to me by post on 31.01.2017. That was a 12 week wait.

    Sorry if my response was unhelpful
    Thank you, it was helpful and damn 12 weeks is a long time. You must have been going out your mind waiting for the results


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    Default Re: Do the DWP take note of the WCA assessors recommendations?

    To be honest, I saw it as no news is good news.

    Until the result had come through, my jobsearch had been suspended.

    The assessor gave me 0 points and said that I was in good health.

    Somehow my several doctors letters did not count for anything!

    Anyway, I asked for a mandatory reconsideration on Wednesday so I have braced myself that I could be waiting up until June for a response.

    Their guideline response time is 21 days but it is better not to set myself up for an early response.


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    Default Re: Do the DWP take note of the WCA assessors recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by theronstar View Post
    To be honest, I saw it as no news is good news.

    Until the result had come through, my jobsearch had been suspended.

    The assessor gave me 0 points and said that I was in good health.

    Somehow my several doctors letters did not count for anything!

    Anyway, I asked for a mandatory reconsideration on Wednesday so I have braced myself that I could be waiting up until June for a response.

    Their guideline response time is 21 days but it is better not to set myself up for an early response.
    I try to look at things like that but I like to know whats going on and do you still get ESA payments while the reconsideration is taking place?


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    Default Re: Do the DWP take note of the WCA assessors recommendations?

    I'm on Universal Credit. My payments continued during the assessment period.

    The additional element did not.


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    Default Re: Do the DWP take note of the WCA assessors recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by theronstar View Post
    I'm on Universal Credit. My payments continued during the assessment period.

    The additional element did not.
    They should continue to pay you through out the consideration period as well, it's unfair to leave people without money like that


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    Default Re: Do the DWP take note of the WCA assessors recommendations?

    Maybe my response did not make sense.

    I got the basic elements of Universal Credit that I was entitled to but not the additional allowance for those in the Work Related Activity Group.


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    Default Re: Do the DWP take note of the WCA assessors recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by theronstar View Post
    Maybe my response did not make sense.

    I got the basic elements of Universal Credit that I was entitled to but not the additional allowance for those in the Work Related Activity Group.
    Oh i see, i don't understand UC tbh :/


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    Default Re: Do the DWP take note of the WCA assessors recommendations?

    Is it true the longer it takes to get the WCA results the less chance you have of been awarded ESA?


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    Default Re: Do the DWP take note of the WCA assessors recommendations?

    I think you are heading into the realm of speculation.

    Responses take as long as they take. A couple of reasons for the length of delay.

    1) the decision makericon has a varying case load.
    2) The Decision Maker may be conducting various enquiries in relation to the claim.

    It is better that you direct these kinds of questions at the DWP


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    Default Re: Do the DWP take note of the WCA assessors recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by theronstar View Post
    I think you are heading into the realm of speculation.

    Responses take as long as they take. A couple of reasons for the length of delay.

    1) the decision makericon has a varying case load.
    2) The Decision Maker may be conducting various enquiries in relation to the claim.

    It is better that you direct these kinds of questions at the DWP
    True, i guess i'm just worrying too much.


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    Default Esa wrag

    i was placed in the WRAG some months ago and had my first appointment at JCP a few days after,
    this was back in April and my work coach said she'd contact me in about 6 weeks time with another appointment but i'm still waiting.

    Just wondering is it normal to go months without hearing from your work coach as i'm a bit worried?



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