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Esa home visit

My girlfriend had a home visit regarding her esa 5 weeks ago, we haven't heard anything yet. It's all a bit strange as she had just won her appeal for pip benefits a few weeks earlier after waiting 18 months. This esa home visit was due 2 years ago and then they just suddenly say they are coming, just as we thought everything was sorted because of pips. How long do they take to make a decision????

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  • Andy1234Andy1234 Member Posts: 25 Connected
    How long do they take to make a decision on the esa home visit????
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    There's no time scales for decisions. Backlogs are just part of the reason a decision can be delayed. If you live in the UK then she can ring DWP to request a copy of the assessment report. This will give her some idea what the decision is likely to be because they mostly go with the report.
    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
    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.
  • miraclemiracle Member Posts: 22 Connected
    Hi @Andy1234,  I had my first ESA decision in 2015, when they put me into the support group, If i can remember, i think it took about 9 weeks, but they backdated it to the start of my claim. I have just had to do another Face to Face assessment, 4 weeks ago, and am still waiting. Do not worry, it will get sorted, it just takes time.  All the best.....Miracle.
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