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Are ESA reassessments affected by blacklogs?

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CelticQueen
CelticQueen Community member Posts: 3 Listener
I live in N.Ireland & I’m due to be reassessed for contribution based ESA later this year.  Up to now I have always been reassessed every 3 years. Does anyone know if the system here is affected by backlogs?

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,006 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi,
    ESA Support Group is an ongoing award until a new decision says otherwise. The timescale they give you is nothing more than a guide. 
    I don’t know what the backlogs are like there but in England they are huge and reviews will be the last thing on their minds.
    Nothing more you can do but wait. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • CelticQueen
    CelticQueen Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Hi,
    Thanks for your reply. I’m already aware of your initial comments.  I suppose this is a shout out to anyone in N.Ireland who’s ESA reassessment was much later than anticipated to get in touch.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,006 Disability Gamechanger
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    I honestly don't think you're going to get the answer you're hoping for because everyone's review time will be different so you can't compare anyone else to yourself. At the moment it's a case of "how long is a piece of string"
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • CelticQueen
    CelticQueen Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    i get what you’re saying but you know for definite that there are backlogs in England.  All I’m trying to find out is if the same applies here.  That’s it.
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @CelticQueen

    Welcome to Scope's forum. It is great to see you have joined us.

    Unfortunately, ESA is not my area of expertise. This means I can only hope someone with more knowledge in this area is able to respond to you soon.

    Is the uncertainty something you are struggling with? I can imagine it being quite difficult.

    Please know that we are all here for you and will help any way we can  :)
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,006 Disability Gamechanger
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    Unfortunately, ESA is not my area of expertise. This means I can only hope someone with more knowledge in this area is able to respond to you soon.
    I answered the question here.
    Hi,
    ESA Support Group is an ongoing award until a new decision says otherwise. 


    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @poppy123456

    Thanks for your response. Yes, I hear you have tried to respond to @CelticQueen's question. Are you aware if the waiting times are similar in Northern Ireland to England though? Not sure how the differences are operating personally or if there are any differences!
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    Please note: if I use the online community outside of its hours of administration, I am doing so in a personal capacity only.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,006 Disability Gamechanger
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    Going by other members here the backlogs in N. Ireland are the same as England. It's irrelevant anyway because it's an ongoing award. Even without backlogs they don't always reassess at the time they give you, it's just a guide.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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