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My deadline for esa form to be in is 28th Feb.. I

I sent my form.in today 23rd Feb  1st class..as oncologist only returned it Friday 22nd Feb to me..will it arrive on their system on time

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

    It's impossible to answer that i'm afraid. Best thing to do is to ring them on the 27th to check it's arrived.
    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.
  • jayne1956jayne1956 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    I will worry now as so many sites are saying it takes longer ..but the dead line was 28th..i also got proof of posting..my friend sent his 2days before dead line and they said not received so stopped his money
  • debsidoodebsidoo Member Posts: 327 Pioneering
    Hi @jayne1956
    Just a heads up always send signed for to the DWP that way you can check online before calling them to see if somebody has received it. Proof of posting is not necessarily proof of receipt.Good luck.
        Debsidoo.x
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Signed for delivery also doesn't mean it's arrived with the DWP. All it means is that it's arrived at the sorting office and someone from royal mail has signed for it. Proof of posting is good enough to prove you posted it. Lots of people can't afford to pay the cost for next day delivery, especially as it's not proof it's there.
    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.
  • SpibesSpibes Member Posts: 58 Courageous
    Hello there Jayne.

    It's dependent on the area you're in but if it's a ESA50 form sent to Maximus it is usually quicker than when we send mail to the DWP directly. 

    I for example sent my esa50 off on the 6th November on a Tuesday and it was received on the Thursday on the 8th. 

    It can take longer but fingers crossed. 

    If worst comes to worst and they do not receive it, ring the health advisory service and inform them it was sent a few days before. 

    If they still refer back to the DWP because the ESA50 wasn't received on time when the DWP send you a letter asking why it wasn't received your good reason for being late would be you sent it off a few days before and the mail wasn't quick enough. 

    They will be able to tell you sent it off in time with the date you signed on the form when you completed it which will work in your favour.

    Don't panic yet but if worst comes to worst we're here for you too provide you with support. 
  • mossycowmossycow Member Posts: 495 Pioneering
    Hi there, just give them a call and tell them it may be Kate for these legitimate reasons. It should be absolutely fine

    "I'm trying to live like a random poem I read that ended 'to bloom where we are planted"

  • jayne1956jayne1956 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    I phoned this morning still haven't received it..I also copied information and took it to the assessment centre..and put in their internal box ..they have taken note..but still worrying
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