Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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Waiting times..!

Sorry if this has been asked a thousand times already... Firstly, how long, roughly, does it take to get a decision after ESA interview to get a decision, it was  mid August and i first applied April... ?  Secondly, how long does it take to hear anything about a date from PIP appeal?! I sent it on 6th June, have received a copy of everthing from DWP that they too have submitted, but no idea of what happens now or date etc.  I have email tribunal people, but nothing... Thanks

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    There's no timescales for any decisions. It all depends on back log in your area. Ring ESA and ask for a copy of the assessment report, this will give you some idea what the decision is likely to be as they mostly go with the recommendations in the report.

    Tribunal waiting times are huge across most of the country. Some are waiting a year and more, so it's most likely not going to be a quick process for your Tribunal, i'm afraid. Those that appear in person have the best chance of a decision in their favour. Good luck.
    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.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You're better off ringing the Tribunal with your reference number and asking them the approximate waiting times for your area. This will just be a guide and could change.
    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.
  • feeneyfeeney Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Thank you Poppy! Will give them both a call... and wait some more! 
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