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nickstar Member Posts: 3 Listener
How long does it take to hear back once sent esa work caperbility assesment form.Sent nearly 50 pages of notes from consultants


  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,676 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @nickstar

    There are 3 stages to applying for ESA:

    1. Fill in the claim form (called the ESA1 or NSESAF1) - everyone has to do this.
    2. Complete a 'capability for work questionnaire' with questions about your health and abilities (called ESA50) - most people have to do this.
    3. Go to a medical assessment with a healthcare practitioner - most people have to do this.

    There can be a gap of several weeks, or even months, between each stage of the process.

    When did you send off your capability for work questionnaire?

    Senior online community officer
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,133 Disability Gamechanger
    As Sam says it can take weeks or longer, depends on how busy they are in your area, for the benefit of others I would venture that sending 50 pages of notes is abit over the top as its unlikely the HCP would have time to read anywhere near that amount.
    Be extra nice to new members.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,371 Disability Gamechanger

    50 pages of evidence is rather a lot, i must agree with woodbine here. Sometimes less is more, with evidence, especially when it's huge amounts like that.


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