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Esa through universal credit

DiabeticTanyaDiabeticTanya Member Posts: 4 Listener
hi I had an ESA medical assessment 6 weeks ago and I’m still waiting for the decision. How long does it usual take? 
Do you get a phone call or a letter? 

Its making me even more anxious and stressed waiting for it. 


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    There's no time scales for decisions, it depends on backlog in your area. You may receive a phone call before the decision is made but not always. If they don't ring then you'll receive a letter in the post. As you're claiming UC then you may have a message on your journal.

    If you live in the UK you can ring UC and request a copy of the assessment report to be sent to you. This will give you some idea what the decision is likely to be because they mostly go with the report.
    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.
  • DiabeticTanyaDiabeticTanya Member Posts: 4 Listener
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