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Hi all. i had my esa medical assessment 5 weeks ago today but haven't had a decision yet, roughly how long did you have to wait for yours?.

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    Hi Gill

    It shouldn't be too much longer. There are exceptions but the usual time is around 6 weeks. Give them a call.

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    Mine took 4 weeks and that was over Easter holidays this year i have them a call and was told I was in wrag and my backdated money would be in my account the next day and it was.Give them a call
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    Hi guy's, thank you for replying. i thought about giving them a call but you know when you want to know but are scared they say they're stopping your money... i'm being a wus about it.. i know the outcome will be what ever it's going to be. but it's the whole no news is good news thing.. i should just ring them.

    Thanks again..

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    Hi Gill

    Had mine 5 weeks ago today and was still waiting for a decision. No phonecall no letter nothing, Well I usually get paid on Thursday, I woke up to no money. I convince myself that I failed the medical, I had to ring them this morning, I felt sick to my stomach (so I know how you feel). I was told that I had been placed in the support group. And that they were sorting out my claim and should receive a payment in the next few days. This was decided on the 17th may. So could have been put out of my misery a couple of weeks ago. They have know clue what they put us through. You should call them knowing is better than not knowing. And it might not be bad news. Good luck xx

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      Hi mkw30.

      ​Thanks for your reply. I have been payed normally up to now and my payment is actually due again next thursday, i have been living fortnigt to fortnight to see if my money goes in. The reason i had aother medical is because i requested support group due to a new medical condition so had to go through the form & new medical first so obviously i am hoping i do get support group too but because of my complete lack of trust in the so called medical assessors i am expecting to lose it all..

      ​but i know ringing them to find out is the logical thing. i guess i'm just as scared to find out as much as i wnat to know.

       

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    Hi Gill

    Mine took about 5 weeks - placed in WRAG - surprised to get a letter asking me to attend an interview next week with the Job Adviser to see how to they can help me to find a job (I was medically retired from work after working 25 years).   If I could have carried on working I would not been medically retired.  Whole system is a laugh.  

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      I am facing the prospect of seeing my Local job centre next week after having been put in the,Esa support group since Jan. As I am still recovering from shoulder surgery seven months later and have been told by my GP and surgeon that I should not lift anything heavy I am wondering what job I can do. I have also had Fibromyalgia for over ten years
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      Wrag is a total waste of time have you got a cv can you write a cover letter fill out forms use a phone do you have a email address can you tick boxes 2 year course twice a month at the end they get money from the goverment because you have found work I can do all the above myself I guess most ppl can too
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      Yes ,I was the one who arranged this as the DWP have sent me a review pack which I have now sent back. OnceI have another illogical  medical assessment I know I will probably fail so I am now looking for suitable work otherwise we will have nothing to live on
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      Yes I second Anthony's comment.I too believe that most people claiming ESA can and should do some work even if it is voluntary work. No matter how you feel, take the pills and the fact that you get out and meet people and use your brain does wonders for your self worth. 

      I was in the Support Group for 3 years/DLA High Mobility & Middle Care whilst being a Town Councillor, chairman of two charities as well as a governor of a school.

      I would have loved to have worked and received a salary, but unfortunately that would not have been possible. Voluntary work is the next best thing.

       

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    UPDATE!!!.

    ​Well i rang ESA, they say there is nothing on the system, no updates from when i requested the support group. She is assuming that no decision has been made yet and told me to ring back in a weeks time but if a desicion is made before then she will put a note on the system for someone to ring me.. so i'm none the wiser..

    but now i feel even more anxious.. sad

    urgh!!!..

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      Well at least it was not bad news, I have heard before that they deal with the claims that are not getting any money first, So they probably have not dealt with you claim yet or they have requested more information from any evidence you sent in. Try not to worry doesn't help health issues (easy to say I know) but good luck hope it gets sorted soon xx
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