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Esa/work assessment descion time scale

Screechout

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I'm aware that it can take a long time for a decision make to make a decision but does anyone have a rough time scale. The thought of everything is really stressing me out a lot and I feel like I'm on edge waiting (have to go through it again when I get pip assessment)

I'm also stressed about the possibility at having to appeal the decision, I don't think I really explained things properly when I went so I'm fearing they might not put me in the support group anyway. Anyway how quickly (or not so quickly) did you get a decision back? Thanks
 
soulsearcher

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honestly it varies, cant give a time frame im afraid
 
Screechout

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honestly it varies, cant give a time frame im afraid
Yeah I know it varies a lot, was just wondering in peoples experience how long it took for them to get a decision back
 
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Yeah I know it varies a lot, was just wondering in peoples experience how long it took for them to get a decision back
Yea I can understand it can be frustrating not knowing how long it will take
 
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beaurocratically it can take longer if the decision maker has to write to people and wait for a reply than if they've been given phone nos they can contact
 
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You may get a phone call out of the blue before the letter arrives. The dwp seem to be so random. It only took 3 weeks for mine.
 
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You may get a phone call out of the blue before the letter arrives. The dwp seem to be so random. It only took 3 weeks for mine.
I've just passed the three week mark so I know it's still early day, just stressing out about it. Hopefully within the next few weeks I'll hear something, fingers crossed sooner rather then later.
 
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I really hope you get a good result. Crossing my fingers for you.
 
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I really hope you get a good result. Crossing my fingers for you.
Just a quick one as well I saw that you have claimed pip on another thread, rather then start another thread thought I'd ask you. Does pip get backdated from the date you called or the date of assessment?
 
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really depends for me it was about 9 months but some others 3 months or less also yes it does get backdated and you can ask for it weekly or bi weekly if you prefer that
 
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Just a quick one as well I saw that you have claimed pip on another thread, rather then start another thread thought I'd ask you. Does pip get backdated from the date you called or the date of assessment?
Mine was backdated to the day of the call -1 week. I asked why the week was taken off and to be honest it really made no sense at all.

My PIP claim took 3 months but I had a paper assesment (no medical).
 
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my dla claim took 2 yrs to tribunal, i had representation, whether any modern representative would be around for 2 yrs, and before anyone starts tory bashing it was under labour, i ended up begging yes for money for alcohol, i'd met friends at this pub andd for money for drink beg at the tube station, whether now i'd have that level of representation, phoned mental health services recently they said they'd represent me at appeal but couldn't help with form filling, sounds like leaving things to crisis then doing 10 times as much work to deal with it

thats what i dread not nipping it in the bud, worry if i'm called in and it's not paper based some jobsworth could say i can lift my hands above my head and all the other physical things it's based on, then months on a low income to it's overturned

my 2yrs to tribunal they backdated despite the clark asking in the tribunal papers they don't when i saw that request i realised i'd won 8k to this day i'm been questioned over savings

and it could be argued since geting decent housing problem neighbours haven't been exacerbating my illness and i am a bit better
 
Screechout

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Good news got the decision through today i've been placed in the support group, now just got to have my pip assessment sorted
 
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Good news got the decision through today i've been placed in the support group, now just got to have my pip assessment sorted
Happy for you mate :)
 
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Great news. Really happy for you. Little bit less to worry about for a while. Hope the pip claim is successful too.
 
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