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esa85 after having an assessment.

Hello,

I had an ESA Assessment yesterday. How long would it be before I can request a Copy of the Assessor's Report - the ESA85?  Also, roughly how long are ESA Decisions Taking at the moment?

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

    I usually wait about a week before requesting a copy of the ESA85. There's no timescales for decision times, it depends on backlog in your area.
    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.
  • yellow2018yellow2018 Member Posts: 22 Listener
    Thank you for this. Just one point of clarification: many people state online that you cannot have a Copy of the ESA Assessment Report Sent until after a decision has been made? Is this false, as it is with regards to PIP reports? Kind Regards.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,542 Disability Gamechanger
    If you live in the UK then yes they will send you a copy before the decision is made. Some may refuse, if this happens ring again and speak to someone different, chances are they'll agree to send it out.
    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.
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