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TOPIC: esa50 form and decision

Re:esa50 form and decision 8 years 1 day ago #65870

helchis wrote:

Is it possible they could phone two days of recieving the form then to decide i need to attend a medical

It's not impossible, but it is more usual for them to notify you of a medical appointment by letter.

Gordon

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Re:esa50 form and decision 8 years 1 day ago #65878

  • Andy
I think it varies a lot.

In my case, it was exactly one week after I posted my ESA50 that ATOS phoned me to arrange the medical.

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Re:esa50 form and decision 8 years 1 day ago #65879

  • RachelPotter
Last time I had an assessment, I received a letter telling me I had to phone them within two weeks to make a date.

Best wishes,
Rachel

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Re:esa50 form and decision 8 years 1 day ago #65882

This is a real whirl wind of a time, how can thins differ so much, ATOS received my forms on 29th July and I have heard nothing.

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Re:esa50 form and decision 8 years 1 day ago #65921

  • Andy
lester wrote:

How can things differ so much? ATOS received my forms on 29th July and I have heard nothing.


Hi, Lester

I guess there's a combination of things that affect this. The information in each ESA50 has to be considered when deciding if a medical is needed. More complex cases may need to be passed up the chain-of-command for decisions.

Each regional or local office will have its own workload variations and staffing issues.

No doubt, like all organisations, managers decide to change the procedures round every so often!

I seem to remember on ESA50 you can specify whether it's OK to phone you or not. So that could mean you get contacted sooner.

And so on.

So I'd say not to worry about the delay. Use the time to research what happens at ATOS medicals and get ready to put your case across really well.

Andy.

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