Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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Esa assesment

davemdavem Member Posts: 1 Listener
hi  I am new to the group  I had my esa medical assessment late October last year  and have still not had my deccision. I have rang them on several occasions only to be told that a deccision has not been made yet  they have escalated it three times but still not received anything yet  does anyone have an idea on how long I have to wait 


  • rocklobsterrocklobster Member Posts: 8 Listener
    My assesment was late oct and ive just heard today. You usually get a reply within 3 weeks but it can take longer. I had 6 different medical reasons so i had to be questioned about how each illness affects me . As you can imagine my assesment took 6 times as long .
    All you can do is ring once a week to  ask the same question as you have allready . Hopefully you will hear very soon.


  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @davem, and welcome to the community! 

    Sorry to hear that you've still not had a decision- the waiting period can be really difficult. It can take up to thirteen weeks and sometimes longer to get a response: times can vary between places and so it's really difficult to predict when you might hear back. Do keep us updated, and fingers crossed for the outcome you're hoping for!
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