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Still haven't heard back about ESA review. Any ideas on timescale for a decision?

steve69isteve69i Member Posts: 12 Listener
Silly question 🙂Posted papers back 16th March and still have heard nothing.Apart from a phone call to say they have written to the wrong drs.My fault!
Any idea on timescale for decision?
Thankyou all.


  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 3,225

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    Hello @steve69

    I hope you are well.

    Well waiting times can vary so I wouldn't want to give you an answer for sure, but hopefully will be soon for you. 

    Is this a first time claim or renewal?
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  • steve69isteve69i Member Posts: 12 Listener
    Thankyou.Its a review after 2 years being in support group.I was surprised they wrote to my drs.Could this be a good sign without a dreaded f2f or telephone assesment?
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,044 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @steve69i - sorry the waiting time to hear more is so frustrating, but as Ross says so difficult to say how long this might be. Again, with your question about them writing to your Dr., not a lot can be inferred other than they wanted your Drs input.
  • steve69isteve69i Member Posts: 12 Listener
    Update...not a sausage🙂.I might ring them,when I have a few hours spare.
    Will let you know when I hear something.
    Thanks to all!
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