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TOPIC: ESA home visit

ESA home visit 1 week 9 hours ago #213894

Hi for a change in not asking for myself but my best friend Jacquie who has Rheumatoid Arthritis. So, Jacquie has been put through the benefits wringer with regards to stress etc. She had a PIP home assessment & was given enhancef rate for both care & mobility, then a week or so later ESA decided her claim needed reviewing. They booked an assessment & she needed a home assessment so after drs letter etc they agreed to a home assessment for her. That was 7 months ago & she has not heard a peep since, In total now since her PIP claim followed by EDS she's been going through this unneeded stress for 19 months. Is there any time limit for ESA to carry out home assessments once agreed that one is needed?

ESA home visit 1 week 9 hours ago #213897

shazza

I'm afraid there is no timescale in which an assessment needs to be complete within. Most of the UK has waiting times of 6-9 months and that is for assessments in Maximus's offices, home assessments may be longer.

She can try contacting her MP to see if the DWP will prioritise her claim.

Contacting your MP

Gordon
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