Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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Esa wait

n31n31 Member Posts: 18 Listener
I applied for esa on 17th of november. It has been nearly two months and i still havent had a response. Dwp have now said they have escalated the case as a matter of urgency. When will i get a response as this is is my first claim and its taking so long. Also i am claiming hb and council txr


  • SpibesSpibes Member Posts: 58 Courageous
    Sending in sick notes getting assessment rate? 

    Holidays over December have back log the claim usually takes 13 weeks to process to assessment stage have you received your esa 50 form?

    Worst case any delay after 14 week of claim you will get backdated if successful. 
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @n31, so sorry to hear that the process is taking such a long time- it must be really frustrating for you to have to be chasing things up yourself. Unfortunately it's impossible to guess when you'll get a response, however as mentioned above you may be able to claim backdated payments. Do keep us updated!
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