Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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ESA

sebastiansebastian Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hello
Is there any way in pushing the DM for ESA to hurry up with making a decision. I am aware that since COVID a number of DWP staff have been reallocated, and they have seen huge increases in demand, but I cant seem to get any indication as to a posible time line, as the only response I get is they are working through decisions by date order. I have been on UC since last April, and was asked to complete UC50 in October 19. I had a paper based WCA, on the 19th of December and was informed it was  recommended that I should be placed in the LCWRA group, and it was not likely that my condition would improve or adaptations made to get me back to work. I was told that it was with the DM and it would be around mid March where a decision would be likely, to contact on my Journal if not heard by then and it would be chased, but of course COVID happened, and its been another 3 months waiting for a decision or just trying to get some idea as to how much longer it could take. Am I at the top, middle or bottom of the pile?? I also get standard Care PIP and enhanced Mobility. Thanks for any advice. 

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