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How long should ab Esa face to face meeting be?

weetracycweetracyc Member Posts: 18 Listener
hi had my f2f esa home visit yesterday read my doctors letters asked me some questions super quick medical apologised for asking questions and thanked me for my time he even went as far as answering questions for me what worries me is the fact that he was in an out in 16 mins should I be worried about length of time? Thanks 

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

    There's really no timescales, it depends what questions they need to ask you. I've had face to face assessments that have last a little as 10 mins and as long as 1 hour and 15 minutes. The length of the assessment means nothing.

    If you live in the UK wait a week and ring DWP to request a copy of the assessment report to be sent you, that will give you some idea what the decision is likely to be.
    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.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 6,538 Scope community team
    Hi @weetracyc, I don't think you need to worry about the length of time, as Poppy said they can vary hugely. 
    I hope the experience wasn't too stressful. Please let us know when you hear the outcome!
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope
  • weetracycweetracyc Member Posts: 18 Listener
  • weetracycweetracyc Member Posts: 18 Listener
    Hi I’ve no idea just thought longer than this coz pip was x
  • weetracycweetracyc Member Posts: 18 Listener
    Hi everyone just had a phone call to from health assesment centre lady says that it looks like I’m in support group need to wait til decision maker awards me it will the dm agree with what’s been recommended? Also lady says should be a bit of backpay but I dont think so as already on support group 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,542 Disability Gamechanger
    Answered on your other thread.
    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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