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ESA result 6 years 2 months ago #143846

I've been placed in the SG for ESA, no medical and they didn't write to GP. I rang to ask how long this would last and was told I was given a "prognosis" of 3 years, therefore will be reassessed then. Considering my condition is degenerative, I am little perplexed by the three year thing. Also, do I still need to send fit notes in now? Thank you very much for your much needed and used notes on this whole process!
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ESA result 6 years 2 months ago #143848

Hi Maddy,

Congratulations! Thanks for letting us know :)

The whole philosophy behind the welfare reforms is that claimants will face periodic reassessment rather than being left alone. 3 years is the longest an ESA would normally go before reassessment (we have recently had the suspension of reassesments due to pressure of work but this is an exceptional (situation).

How often will I be reviewed

As long as you have had the official decision letter from DWP you no longer need to send in fitnotes.
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ESA result 6 years 2 months ago #143870

congratulations on your award hope you don't mind me asking how long the whole process took from submitting ESA50 to decision. my daughter is currently coming up to 9 weeks assessment phase and feels like forever already

ESA result 6 years 2 months ago #144071

Almost 5 months to get it completely sorted. There are so many variables unfortunately. i didn't have a medical and they didn't write to my GP. The longest part was getting them to agree that I was entitled to claim in the first place!
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