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ESA/PIP review time frame.

SMW83SMW83 Member Posts: 91 Courageous
Hi guys,

I sent new medical evidence in to the DWP in March owing to my illnesses worsening, which initiated new forms for both benefits being sent.

I completed and returned the forms by mid April but have as yet have not heard anything at all.

Is anyone aware of the length of time I should expect for them to respond? I want to know if I am expected to undertake being assessed by Capita/ATOS as having this hanging over me is exacerbating my illnesses but I don’t want to call them and draw attention to myself if they have no intention if they haven’t requested assessments by Capita/ATOS owing to bad experiences with the DWP.

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    There's no timescales for this, it depends on backlog in your area. Which group are you in for ESA, Support or WRAG? 
    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.
  • SMW83SMW83 Member Posts: 91 Courageous
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    As you're in the support group already did you report the changes because your condition has improved? Reporting a change of circumstances because of a worsening of condition for your ESA would be absolutely pointless because you can't get a higher award than this. 
    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.
  • SMW83SMW83 Member Posts: 91 Courageous
    I have had innumerable issues with the DWP over the past 2 years, the letter was not to get more money but to advise that their actions over that period had worsened my illnesses.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    In that case I wouldn't expect any response from them. 
    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.
  • SMW83SMW83 Member Posts: 91 Courageous
    I think there is some miscommunication. They have contacted me to complete the reassessment forms back in April which were returned immediately. Therefore they are the ones who initiated reassessment.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    SMW83 said:
    Hi guys,

    I sent new medical evidence in to the DWP in March owing to my illnesses worsening, which initiated new forms for both benefits being sent.

    You said here that you sent new medical evidence because of your illness worsening and this indicated new forms for both...

    There's still no timescales for assessments or decisions, 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.
  • SMW83SMW83 Member Posts: 91 Courageous
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