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How long for ESA decision after medical

Received copy of assessment saying met the criteria for limited capability for work.Not sure what that means but still haven't heard anything now for 3 weeks.Thankyou for replies.

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

    If it's definitely limited capability for work (LCW) and not limited capability for work related activity (LCWRA) then that's WRAG and not support group. If you're claim started after April 2017 then you won't receive any extra money each week.

    Usually they go with the report, it's rare to go against it. There's no timescales for decisions, hopefully not too long.
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  • steve69steve69 Member Posts: 15 Listener
    Sorry it's says limited capability for work and work related activity?
  • steve69steve69 Member Posts: 15 Listener
    Also says review in medium term?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Review times don't really mean anything because they can re-assess you anytime from 3 months. There won't be a timescale on the decision letter. If you want to know a guide to how long it will be then once a decision's been made you'll need to ring DWP and ask but do be aware, it's just a guide.
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    steve69 said:
    Sorry it's says limited capability for work and work related activity?
    That's Support Group for ESA, as you've posted in the ESA part of the forum i'm assuming it's this you're claiming and not UC.
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  • steve69steve69 Member Posts: 15 Listener
    Yes ESA as no UC yet.Thankyou Poppy.
  • Silver925Silver925 Member Posts: 87 Courageous
    You could have asked at your assessment about how long it might take. I asked this question the answer was 2 weeks which it was. I depends on the area.
  • Tina56Tina56 Member Posts: 13 Listener
    Hi Steve
    It was 5 weeks wait for me and my report said the same that I met the criteria for LCWRA and I have been placed in the support group. 
    But they did say when I rang that it could take 6 to 8 weeks hope you hear soon.
  • steve69steve69 Member Posts: 15 Listener
    Hi All
    Update is...not heard a thing.🙃
  • julesthomojulesthomo Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Mine was exactly 4 weeks to the day, but I only found out because I had to ring and change my bank details and I asked them on the off chance. I didnt receive the letter for over another week after that, my report also said medium term and they award me for another 12 months. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Mine was exactly 4 weeks to the day, but I only found out because I had to ring and change my bank details and I asked them on the off chance. I didnt receive the letter for over another week after that, my report also said medium term and they award me for another 12 months. 
    Great news. Just so you know the timescale is just a guide and you can be re-assessed anytime from 3 months.
    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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