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new style ESA application

Hi all,
I have applied for new style contribution based ESA and was wondering how long the process takes?
I went to the JC 2 weeks ago and handed in the form and ID and had the initial interview but have heard nothing back yet. How long is realistic to wait before contacting them to find out what is going on? I have another Fit Note to hand in next week.

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  • wilko
    wilko Member Posts: 2,457 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello and welcome, you can always phone DWP for any information and updates on your claim is progressing.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,231 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    Usually about 3-4 weeks but you lose the first 7 days of your claim. Hopefully you've claimed the correct benefit because i've lost count of the amount of people that claim Universal credit instead of New Style Contributions based ESA.

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