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Hi they recieved my ESA  forms on 11th july i was on contribution  based ESA from 2012 too 2014 so not sure if they owe me something i was single just seperated from my husband so this was my only income how long did  folk wait too hear back and how long does this take too be reassessed 

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  • mel15mel15 Member Posts: 13 Listener
    Hi esa have received my esa3 backdate forms back on 11th july how long does it take too be assessed how long did folk wait too hear back ?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    There's currently huge backlogs regarding the IB to ESA underpayments and decision times are taking between 12-20 weeks, from the time they receive your form. Once you're assessed they will send you a decision letter.
    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: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @mel15 and a very warm welcome to the community! I have merged your posts and I hope @poppy123456's reply was helpful. If there is anything else we can do to help then please do let us know! :)
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  • mel15mel15 Member Posts: 13 Listener
  • jenny_annjenny_ann Member Posts: 18 Listener
    Hi, my form went back 13 weeks ago and I still haven’t heard anything but I’m told it’s about to go to processing whatever that means.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    jenny_ann said:
    Hi, my form went back 13 weeks ago and I still haven’t heard anything but I’m told it’s about to go to processing whatever that means.
    Hi,

    12-20 weeks, is what DWP are saying it takes but there's really no timescales to any decision.
    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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