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ESA Awarded Immediately??

serotonincat

serotonincat

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Hi, I'm quite confused -

I handed in my filled out ESA claim form at my local JSP on Wednesday of this week and this morning received a text message from DWP informing me that they had received my claim form. I have just now received another text message from DWP saying:

Your Employment Support Allowance has been awarded. We will confirm this by letter.

Is this legit? I was expecting to have to go for an assessment and for it to take months like my PIP did...
 
nonotme

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Your Employment Support Allowance has been awarded. We will confirm this by letter.

Is this legit? I was expecting to have to go for an assessment and for it to take months like my PIP did...
all sounds about right, I guess that the change from Atos to the new guys things will slowly change again..... just be thankful and await the assessment in 12 weeks.

I think the first 12 weeks are at the lower rate aren't they?
 
serotonincat

serotonincat

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Oh, so the assessment is after the 12 weeks at the lower rate? I thought I'd have to have the assessment before I was awarded anything at all.
 
nonotme

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Oh, so the assessment is after the 12 weeks at the lower rate? I thought I'd have to have the assessment before I was awarded anything at all.
as far as I am aware but I might (and properly are) wrong
 
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