Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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Hello I was in the work related group of ESA then I had a assessment last year and they moved me to the support group I had another assessment over 2 weeks ago but I have not had a reply as yet.How long does it take to get a decision and does it mean they can put me back in work group. I am worried as I suffer with chronic pain and fatigue and have Lupus and Fibromyalgia also depression anxiety. I also had to go by myself as I had no one to go with me it was awful I was in so much pain and the anxiety was to much. Thank you 


  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,355 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello, there is no set time for decisions to be made you like many others have to wait but 4 weeks is the usual time. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    They can either keep you in the support group, move you to the WRAG or find you fit for work. Ring DWP 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.
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