Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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I had my esa medical assesment 8 weeks ago now and I’ve still not heard anything from them. Whereas someone I know had theirs a few weeks after mine and they’ve heard back. Should I be worried 


  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,258 Disability Gamechanger
    There is no point worrying, is this a reassessment ?
    8-12 weeks is not unusual

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • lorraine1988lorraine1988 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Yeah it’s a reassessment as they said the first time the right questions weren’t getting asked. so they had to do a new reassessment.
    im only worrying as someone I know has got his decision n his assessment was 3 weeks after mine. 
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Hi lorraine1988,

    Please try not to worry about it. In my experience people are generally waiting around 8 weeks for an outcome. I can't explain why your friend has had his a lot sooner but I wouldn't draw any conclusions from that. You could say that if they want to refuse people and get them off ESA they might make the decisions on those claims quicker than the others so you just never know. Good luck.


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