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I have been on esa for a number of yrs and had a medical assessment on 11th Oct, to date I have heard nothing, is it usual to take this long,

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    hi I had mine on the 4th December and got my Decision letter on the 24th Of December It depends on areas and backlog Hopefully you will hear soon

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    It could be that the assessment report was sent for audit, if this happens it can significantly delay the decision process.

    You can ring DWP to request a copy of the assessment report to be sent to you. Once you receive it take a look at the LCW and LCWRA recommendations towards the back of the report, this will give you some idea what the decision is likely to be. They usually go with the report and it's rare to go against it but you'll still need to wait for a decision to be made.

    Unfortunately, there's no timescales for decisions. Backlogs are just part of the reason a decision can be delayed.

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