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TOPIC: When should i send my esa50 back?

Re:When should i send my esa50 back? 8 years 3 months ago #65283

think i will send it monday. the letter from the gp i was advised to tick the medical report box as it was from my gp? how long does it take atos to decide if i need a medical roughly?

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Re:When should i send my esa50 back? 8 years 3 months ago #65284

  • bro58
Fedup wrote:

Hi Sandra, I was given good advice about this in this thread;



I'm Not Paranoid They Are Out To Get Me

Best wishes
Rachel

(sorry, I can't work out how to make it a link) :huh:


Is this the thread Rachel?

www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/forum?func=vie...id=10&id=64079#64079

cheers

bro58

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Re:When should i send my esa50 back? 8 years 3 months ago #65286

  • RachelPotter
Thanks Bro! :) much appreciated.

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Re:When should i send my esa50 back? 8 years 3 months ago #65288

  • bro58
Sandra wrote:

think i will send it monday. the letter from the gp i was advised to tick the medical report box as it was from my gp? how long does it take atos to decide if i need a medical roughly?


Hi Sandra,

It has been taking on average 2 to 4 weeks, after sending in your ESA50, however more recently some members have found it is taking longer.

You may not be required to attend a medical assessment, and may be put straight into WRAG or Support, however they can not class you as fit for work without a face to face assessment.

It may take longer if they are contacting your G.P. or other HCP for extra evidence.

So again no definitive answer her, once your sure they have received your ESA50 by deadline, "the ball is in there court" and the initiative is with them.

cheers

bro58

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Re:When should i send my esa50 back? 8 years 3 months ago #65297

  • marygal
Hi Sandra

What I do when I am nearing the deadline for posting is to use the special delivery postage service. This guarantees next day delivery and although it costs just over £5, to me it is worth the investment to ensure a late delivery does not penalise my claim.

I also consider it to be a good investment as it gives me valuable time to read through the form and add anything to it, rather than panicking and sending it off. I'd worry more if I thought of something afterwards and for the sake of a day or so, missed adding it in.

Good luck

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Re:When should i send my esa50 back? 8 years 2 months ago #65736

Hi all

Just to let you all know that i sent my daughters ESA50 back today special delivery by 1pm tomorrow. she is really scared that she will have to go for medical. she cant leave the house without anyone and all the stress has caused her to have panic attacks :( whish us luck.

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