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New to ESA. I have a phone appointment with a Work Coach tomorrow. What will it consist of?

sharonbettysharonbetty Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hello, I applied for ESA on 15 June backdated to 9 June. I have been give a phone appointment with a Work Coach from the Jobcentre tomorrow morning and wonder what this will consist of. How much detail of my medical condition would I be expected to give at this stage? Am assuming it's not the full assessment at this stage. Thank you.


  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,160 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community 

    It will just be a routine interview like all applicants have 

    Have you submitted a fit note if not I would get one 

    They will just discuss your application mainly 
  • sharonbettysharonbetty Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Yes I submitted a Fit Note when I applied thanks. I want to be prepared to answer questions but need time to think about the answers! Hopefully these won't be too detailed

  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,114

    Scope community team

    Hello @sharonbetty

    Welcome to the community, how are you? 

    The questions shouldn't be anything that catches you out, it will probably just be mainly about your application as Jane says, 

    Good luck
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