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DWP not responding to tribunal.

Hope132 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hello, after a mandatory reconsideration I went to tribunal nearly 2 months ago, on the status page it said that DWP has until 1st sept 2023 to respond, there is still no change over 2 weeks later. I have tried emailing and attempted to call but that’s something I really struggle with and couldn’t go through and once it said there was an hour wait time. I’m not sure what to do now, I have submitted medical evidence etc and done all I’m supposed to but it seems like I have been forgotten. 
Any advice is appreciated. 
Thank you 


  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 1,496 Scope online community team
    Hi @Hope132,  I'm really sorry you're having such a hard time with all of this.  I know how incredibly frustrating it all is, especially when you're not great with phones.   

    Do you have anyone who would be able to phone on your behalf if you were in the room with them? 
    Albus (he/him)

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,883 Disability Gamechanger
    When DWP don't respond in the timeframe given, HMCTS will give them an automatic repeat extension. Your appeal will continue and you are still in the queue, it's not that rare for DWP not to respond by a given time.

    Phoning HMCTS won't help in this case as the advice you will be given is as above.

    Good luck with everything and if you have any more questions, please ask.


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