Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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ESA

nini1963nini1963 Member Posts: 17 Listener
Sent my form in for esa how long does it take and do everyone Go for assessment thanks Nigel

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    There's no timescales, it depends on backlog in your area.

    Most people have face to face assessments so expect one of these. It's rare to have a paper based assessment.
    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.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @nini1963, I hope you are not waiting too long :)
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  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    There are no timescales.
    It depends on the backlog for your area. To answer your other question more than often they carry out a face to face assessment. Paper based ones are rare. 
  • MispyMispy Member Posts: 1 Listener
    Hello, I can't remember exactly but it took about 8-10 weeks for mine to come through. I got it all backdated from the date they received the form,
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Mispy said:
    Hello, I can't remember exactly but it took about 8-10 weeks for mine to come through. I got it all backdated from the date they received the form,
    Hi.
    ESA isn't backdated from the date they receive the form. It's backdated from the 14th week of the claim, if successfully placed into the support group.
    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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