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2 weeks snice my esa assessment and DWP have not got back to me?

beeman1200beeman1200 Posts: 6Member Listener
hi my name is bernard

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  • beeman1200beeman1200 Posts: 6Member Listener
    hi I Bernard I on ESA and DLA and finding it hard to live on then
  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Posts: 5,740Administrator Scope community team
    Hi @beeman1200, and welcome! Is it the amount that you're paid that you're struggling with, or something else? Let us know and we'll do our best to help.
  • beeman1200beeman1200 Posts: 6Member Listener
    2 weeks snice my esa assessment and DWP have not got back to me?

  • poppy123456poppy123456 Posts: 7,369Member, Community champion Brian Blessed
    Hi,

    It can take 2-8 weeks and sometimes longer for a decision. Hopefully it won't be too much longer.
  • liz999991liz999991 Posts: 18Member Listener
    It's has been two weeks also since my ESA assessment not heard anything apparently some ppl are getting replies within two weeks hope it's not much longer 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Posts: 7,369Member, Community champion Brian Blessed
    liz999991 said:
    It's has been two weeks also since my ESA assessment not heard anything apparently some ppl are getting replies within two weeks hope it's not much longer 
    Ring DWP to ask for a copy of the assessment report, this will give you some idea of the decision. There's no timescales to any decision. Backlogs is just one of the reasons a decision can be delayed.
  • beeman1200beeman1200 Posts: 6Member Listener
    no its 4 weeks on weds

  • poppy123456poppy123456 Posts: 7,369Member, Community champion Brian Blessed
    Have you rang to ask for a copy of the assessment report? If not then ring tomorrow. They usually go with the recommendations in the report. There's no timescales for decisions.
  • beeman1200beeman1200 Posts: 6Member Listener
    After 10 weeks wait the dwp said I got no points despite the fact I was in the work related group  for 3 years and was awarded 15 points at last appeal  and I now have to get UC witch will take 5 weeks with no money to buy food help help help

  • poppy123456poppy123456 Posts: 7,369Member, Community champion Brian Blessed
    I'm sorry to hear this. Your next step is the MR and you need to put your request in writing, stating what you disagree with and which group you think you should be placed into, with your reasons why.

    If you claim UC then you won't be able to go back onto ESA. It maybe worth you waiting for the MR decision and if that fails once the Tribunal accept your appeal you'll be able to go back onto assessment rate for ESA. As there's at least a 5 week wait for your first payment with UC. Any premiums you were paid on ESA will not be paid on UC.

    You really do need face to face advice about this and the MR request.
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