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sent ESA50 review, how long does it take to hear back?

Chelsea100Chelsea100 Member Posts: 4 Listener
Hi how long after you send off the ESA50 review do you hear back lve been waiting since 8th feb?

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  • Antonia_ScopeAntonia_Scope Member Posts: 1,783 Pioneering
    Hi @Chelsea100 welcome to the community.

    Thank you for sharing this with us. I believe it takes some weeks but some of our members will be able to confirm this for you. You may find our ESA page useful. 
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering

    Chelsea100,

    I agree with Antonia. I would leave it at least a couple more weeks before chasing. Fingers crossed for you.

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  • Adam_ScopeAdam_Scope Member Posts: 164 Pioneering
    Hi @Chelsea100
    It can take up to eight weeks to hear back after your review.

    I wish you the best outcome.
  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi 
    @Chelsea100
    I completed the ESA50 form and the DWP received it on the 24/12/18 I have still not heard from them.

    If anyone could advise whether to phone them or just wait, it’s the wait that causes more anxiety

    thanks
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    susan48 said:
    Hi 
    @Chelsea100
    I completed the ESA50 form and the DWP received it on the 24/12/18 I have still not heard from them.

    If anyone could advise whether to phone them or just wait, it’s the wait that causes more anxiety

    thanks
    Hi,

    Most people have face to face assessments, it's rare to have a paper based one. Waiting times vary depending on backlog in your area.

    There's no harm in ringing them but they most likely won't be able to give you much information.
    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.
  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
  • Silver925Silver925 Member Posts: 87 Courageous
    I had a form in September last year
     Didn't hear back while late December takes ages got really stressed towards the end but I say takes about 3months.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    It really does depend on backlog and all areas are different.
    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.
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