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How long for a PIP tribunal?

fiona2000fiona2000 Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited July 2017 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi my name is Fiona I've been turn down for pip four time now I've got no muscle in my arm plus I got curved back I put my claim in for tribunal it's waiting to be heard do you no how long I have to wait I've been waiting for 3 months I've rang tribunal up they saying it's waiting to be heard 

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  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @fiona2000.

    Welcome aboard!!!!

    So sorry to hear about your current problems.

    We have got plenty of info on our home page where you will see a list off Advisors.

    There is a Benefits Advisor who would be a good starting point for you.

     Please please let us know how you get on & if there is anything else that we can help you with.
  • LiamO_DellLiamO_Dell Member Posts: 1,114 Pioneering
    Hi @fiona2000,

    I'm sorry for the delayed response and to hear about your problems with PIP.

    Have you heard back from the tribunal yet with regards to a date?

    I've moved this post to our Ask a Benefits Advisor category, where @BenefitsTrainingCo may be able to offer some help and support.

    If you have any other questions, then please do get in touch!
    Liam
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering

    Hi @fiona2000

    Unfortunately waiting times vary dependent on the backlog in your area. In my area it's at least 16 weeks, so your 3 months is well within reason, and in some areas it is even longer.

    Sorry I can't help more, but you've done the right thing in checking that it's there and just waiting to be listed.

    Just to check - make sure you have requested an oral hearing and not a paper one as this massively improves your chances - if you're in the queue there's still time to change this!

    Kind regards,

    Mary

    The Benefits Training Co:
    Paul Bradley
    Michael Chambers
    Will Hadwen
    Sarah Hayle
    Maria Solomon
    David Stickland
  • rosie55rosie55 Member Posts: 40 Listener
    Hi this has been my timescale.
    September 2016-form went in
    Nov 2016- assessment
    Dec 2016-  got letter to say no points put in for MR.
    Jan 2017- letter MR no change put tribunal letter in.
    July 2017- had a tribunal and won.
    Just under a week later got a letter saying asking for statement of reasons .
    Still waiting for these to cum back .x


  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Hi fiona2000,

    In the West Midlands where I deliver benefits advice the waiting time is around 19 weeks from the date your appeal is received. In the meantime, it is useful to prepare by obtaining medical evidence from any medical professionals involved in your care, and contacting your local Welfare Rights Service (if there is one in your area) who may be able to complete a submission for you and may even represent the case at the tribunal with you. Good luck!

    Lee
    The Benefits Training Co:
    Paul Bradley
    Michael Chambers
    Will Hadwen
    Sarah Hayle
    Maria Solomon
    David Stickland
  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    In London I had to wait five and a half months for my tribunal hearing.
  • KatenbrooksKatenbrooks Member Posts: 1 Listener
    I have been waiting for a tribunal fate since Aug 2017.and still waiting ..how long 
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Hello Katenbrooks

    I can only (and unfortunately) repeat that there are considerable delays in hearing appeals at the moment. In Bradford/Leeds the wait can be as long as 6-8 months. 

    You can contact the Tribunal Service to see if they can give you a time estimate for how long PIP appeals are taking in your area? 

    Maria
    The Benefits Training Co:
    Paul Bradley
    Michael Chambers
    Will Hadwen
    Sarah Hayle
    Maria Solomon
    David Stickland
  • suecluessueclues Member Posts: 6 Listener
    pip appeal went in 10/10/2018 still awaiting on date .told it would be 40+ weeks ,now been told it could be upto another 6 months .where do they get the time scale from ,its disgusting that people should be made to wait 
  • SingingSinging Member Posts: 135 Courageous
    What does a statement of reasons letter mean?
  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    There is a severe backlog because so many people now are appealing.

    A statement of reasons letter is when DWP informs someone they have asks tribunal judge for their decision reasons.
  • suecluessueclues Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Maybe they want to look at why people are appealing , if so are so many then that shows there is one hell of a problem
  • justg72justg72 Member Posts: 173 Pioneering
    Hi All
    The waiting time in Bradford is 54 weeks. There's such a big backlog because of the increase of people wanting to take it to a tribunal. I have been waiting a year and they are have now given me a date because I am losing my home.
    Its ridiculous having people waiting all this time and the impact his has on peoples health and wellbeing.
    Good luck to all who are going to tribunal.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing Team, Community Team Posts: 7,951 Scope community team
    Hi @justg72, that's such a long time to be waiting but I'm glad you've now been given a date. Are you prepared for the tribunal and do you have anyone supporting you with it? I noticed you posted on another thread about losing your home and I've replied there, but just to reiterate, if you haven't already, please consider getting in touch with Shelter. They're a housing and homelessness charity in England and they will be able to offer you advice and support with regards to losing your home. 
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope

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