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How long for a decision?

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This discussion was created from comments split from: Do DWP decision makers over rule assessors reports a lot?.


  • sarosaro Member Posts: 1 Listener
    Hi Iam new here i had ESA  assessment on 09/05/2019 until now i didnt get 

    decision from Dwp .any one know how long take for decision

  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    It depends on backlog in your area. Requesting a copy of the assessment report from DWP will give you some idea what the decision is likely to be because they mostly go with the report.
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  • CHERRYCHERRY Member Posts: 4 Listener
    I've just had my assessment and received a text 4 days later to say a decision will take up to 6 seeks.
    Hope this helps ☺️
    Rochdale area.

  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,954

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    Hello @saro and welcome to the community :) Hopefully you won't be waiting too much longer. If you're able to, requesting a copy of the report like Poppy suggests will help give you an indication of what decision will be made. 

    Thank you for sharing that @CHERRY, it's useful to know the estimated wait times in various areas.
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