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Possible to request a quicker assessment?
Hello. I'm Matthew, a new member. I have hydrocephalus (weakness down my right-hand side), a stutter and OCD. I applied for ESA in May (only because it was my last chance due to the abolition of the benefit), and on Saturday received a letter notifying me of my assessment date (three weeks tomorrow). Unfortunately the OCD is causing me to feel worried (can't enjoy hobbies etc) and is affecting sleep quality and length. Is there a possibility of getting the DWP to bring the assessment date forward? Don't think I can handle another three weeks of this (possibly even longer if you factor in the probability of a "fit for work" outcome, and then the appeal process). Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.