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

beeman1200beeman1200 Member Posts: 8 Connected
hi my name is bernard

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  • beeman1200beeman1200 Member Posts: 8 Connected
    hi I Bernard I on ESA and DLA and finding it hard to live on then
  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Member Posts: 5,856 Disability Gamechanger
    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 Member Posts: 8 Connected
    2 weeks snice my esa assessment and DWP have not got back to me?

  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,542 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    It can take 2-8 weeks and sometimes longer for a decision. Hopefully it won't be too much longer.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • liz999991liz999991 Member Posts: 18 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 Community champion Posts: 18,542 Disability Gamechanger
    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.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • beeman1200beeman1200 Member Posts: 8 Connected
    no its 4 weeks on weds

  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,542 Disability Gamechanger
    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.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • beeman1200beeman1200 Member Posts: 8 Connected
    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 Community champion Posts: 18,542 Disability Gamechanger
    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.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • beeman1200beeman1200 Member Posts: 8 Connected
    MR request receive on feb 7 los t today found esa restated and backdated to jan 11 for one year 
  • beeman1200beeman1200 Member Posts: 8 Connected
    took them 8 weeks

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