I was awarded contribution based ESA at the beginning of August, and shortly afterwards I completed and returned the health questionnaire. To date (mid January) I have heard nothing about which group I am in, and am still receiving the basic £71 per week. From looking at other sites, they advise not to phone up with any queries, as this will be used as evidence that you are able to deal efficiently with matters via telephone, and thus lose you points. This is all new to me, and I wondered if it was normal for it to take so long to be allocated to your group? Thank you.