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ESA Re-assessment question

nsaeonnsaeon Member Posts: 7 Listener
Hi,

I had an ESA re-assessment in 2019 which, with the help of wonderful people on this forum, was resolved successfully. The claim was for 2 years, which will be this September. I know that the DWP can do a re-assessment any time 3 months after an assessment, but I was wondering if re-assessments are automatically triggered once you've been on it for 2 years, or however long they recommend?

In other words, can I definitely expect to get another form in the post later this year, or is it just random?

Thanks in advance.

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  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,393 Disability Gamechanger
    ATM you may well expect to wait longer due to the large number of new claims for all sorts of benefits.
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  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,132 Pioneering
    The time period is simply a recommendation for review made at the time of your last assessment, Even in normal times this doesn’t mean a reassessment will definitely take place at that time. At the moment with long delays for assessments in connection with new claims I would think it likely that your reassessment will be delayed. However the reality is that it can take place at any time.
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  • nsaeonnsaeon Member Posts: 7 Listener
    woodbine said:
    ATM you may well expect to wait longer due to the large number of new claims for all sorts of benefits.
    I guessed this might be the case, but wasn't sure if they had cleared most of the backlog by now.

    calcotti said:
    The time period is simply a recommendation for review made at the time of your last assessment, Even in normal times this doesn’t mean a reassessment will definitely take place at that time. At the moment with long delays for assessments in connection with new claims I would think it likely that your reassessment will be delayed. However the reality is that it can take place at any time.
    Thank you very much. I know it can be any time, but thought the recommendation might act as a sort of trigger in their system if a re-assessment hasn't already happened to do one. Guess I'll just have to wait and see.
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