Post by Patrick Torsney on Dec 14, 2006 13:17:13 GMT
I think you would have to check with your Regional Office if this is the case or not. It would not surprise me in the least if your region did this
The LSC have been moving for sometime into bringing organisation's average case times more in line with the national/regional averages - imposition of upper casework limits have become commonplace over the last 6 months - this is a step towards getting you used to working to levels more akin to the fixed fee levels due to come in in October 2007
I don't know what subject you work in so can't be anymore specific
There is information on the fees you will have to be working to from October 2007, by subject, in 'The Way Ahead' document - you can pick up the link to this document in the News section here on this forum
Suspect that caseworkers will be judged on the number of times they ask for extension/further funding. Did I read that applications are 'turned around' in 24 hours? Mine have taken a week: all (3) have been allowed. Is this a rubber stamp exercise and ,if so, is it worth the time it takes?
We're glad to hear that your applications for extensions on individual cases - to exceed the Upper Casework Limit (UCL) - have been successful. Unfortunately, this hasn't been the case with a few other organisations and individuals we have come across lately, so we certainly don't think it's a rubber stamp exercise
For everyone's information, we have included some information and guidance on applications to exceed an UCL in the Casework under contract section of this forum