Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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Mandatory Reconsideration ?

How Long will It Take To Hear Back From DWP ?
Thats Been Six Weeks Now and Not A Peep From Them .
I Know they Got My Letter , Sent It Recorded and They Confirmed It Was With Them
but not In The system Yet , I Know They wont overturn It , I Want To Get things Moving
With The Appeal , What Is The Norm To Wait ?

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  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    If your ok about appeal and anxious about hearing I’d call and simply ask the question.

    waiting is the hard part 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    There's no timescales to decisions, it depends on backlog in your area. Ring and ask them.

    Tribunal waiting times are huge all over the country and some are waiting up to 1 year. I'd say expect anything from 7 - 12 months.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Lynn76Lynn76 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    I'm waiting for reconsideration of mobility, I have until August 14th, or I lose my mobility car, then I'll be housebound. 😭
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Only 20% of MRs are successful so there's a high chance you'll have to take it to Tribunal. Good luck.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • RipplesRipples Member Posts: 189 Pioneering
    @kevin52 If I recall you were given no points at your ESA assessment? As you have asked for a mandatory reconsideration they should have got back to you by now as  the longer it takes for them to give you a notice the longer it will take for you to launch an appeal to a tribunal.   I would ring them up just in case they have sent out a reconsideration notice to you already  and it hasn't arrived or your request has been ''lost'' in the system.
  • pigeon55pigeon55 Member Posts: 116 Courageous
    Had mine stopped in Feb 17 went for reassessment in September 17 scored nil points had mandatory reconsideration still scored nil points asked for tribunal appeal it's on the 7th July 18 how they expect people to surevive begars me. Big credit card bill to pay. Be different if it was one of there own.
  • kevin52kevin52 Member Posts: 73 Courageous
    Ripples said:
    @kevin52 If I recall you were given no points at your ESA assessment? As you have asked for a mandatory reconsideration they should have got back to you by now as  the longer it takes for them to give you a notice the longer it will take for you to launch an appeal to a tribunal.   I would ring them up just in case they have sent out a reconsideration notice to you already  and it hasn't arrived or your request has been ''lost'' in the system.
    Il Be Onto It tomorrow , 45 Minet Wait On The phone doe My Head in , could Have Lunch to Pass The time ! LoL
  • kevin52kevin52 Member Posts: 73 Courageous
    Wee Update ,,  phoned them on Friday.

    They Have My Letter Now , ended Up in norwich so it will be 2 weeks they Will Let Me know , So They Say .
  • kevin52kevin52 Member Posts: 73 Courageous
    They Have Changed There Mind !  They Have told Me I Am Entitled To The Employment And Support Allowance WITH The Support Component .
    So Happy now :)  Not About The Money , Its About Feeling Better .
    How will It Work Now With The Job Centre ? Have A Interview Next Week , Also On UC Now .
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Pioneering
    Hi kevin52

    Very glad to hear your good news. I would go to the interview next week  just to get the person there (the work coach?) to input a note or make a phone call, whatever, to hurry up your arrears. If you are in the Limited Capability for Work Related Activity group, you should have arrears to come. 

    Gill_Scope
    Benefits and Finance specialist
    Scope Helpline
    Tel: 0808 800 3333
  • kevin52kevin52 Member Posts: 73 Courageous
    edited July 2018
    Hi kevin52

    Very glad to hear your good news. I would go to the interview next week  just to get the person there (the work coach?) to input a note or make a phone call, whatever, to hurry up your arrears. If you are in the Limited Capability for Work Related Activity group, you should have arrears to come. 

    Gill_Scope
    Benefits and Finance specialist
    Scope Helpline
    Tel: 0808 800 3333
    Yeah A bit Of Dosh coming , Now some **** Due To A Overpayment ???????   UC Is A Sham , Fighting That now  , I Have Had £317 in MY Bank Account and Thats It . All to do With This Housing **** , everyone Was Told On Day One when They Stopped My ESA Claim , Full Of Rage Now , Good News Then more ***** comes along . They Are Looking into It As Of Right Now , Case Manager Will Get Back To Me By Friday ,  So I could Be Paying Back About £120 ( Was £166 ) From The £317 I Had ? System s A Farce , So Thats £150 For 6 Weeks ..
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Pioneering
    kevin52, hi

    Is there anywhere local that you could take this to, for some information / advice about the rate at which various kinds of overpayment can be recovered from benefits?

    If not, you could phone the helpline at Scope and ask for a call back form a benefits specialist  Not as good as face to face advice, but it may help you.

    Gill_Scope
    Tel: 0808 800 3333


  • kevin52kevin52 Member Posts: 73 Courageous
    Total Farce Gill, 18th and Today on the Phone to U/C , We Will Reply by this and that date , There Trying to do Me Out of Money , they Never Payed Me the Lcwra Payent From The First Month , I wont stop till i Get It .   Is It A Free Number Gill ?

  • Liam_AlumniLiam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,114 Pioneering
    Hi @Kevin52,

    Yes, the Scope helpline - 0808 800 3333 - is free to call. :)
    Liam
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