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Appeal for esa

jwood09jwood09 Member Posts: 4 Listener
How long does it take to get to court too appeal losing my esa it's been nearly a year thank you


  • gnmeadsgnmeads Member Posts: 187 Pioneering
    Hi jwood09 
    I would contact them ASAP. 
    Having said that sometimes it can take a cuple of years 
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @jwood09, and welcome!

    Unfortunately it's common to face long waiting times for appeals. The length of time varies according to your location: you could perhaps try contacting the DWP on the number listed on any of your letters to see if they can give you an update.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 273 Pioneering
    Hi jwood99

    You could also try phoning the Tribunal Service admin team and ask them to tell you what month they are currently listing for hearings. In this way, you can gauge how long your case might take to come to hearing stage. 

    You can write to the district judge for ask for your case to be listed earlier than in the queue, and for that you have to give a reason why you are in hardship whilst waiting. 

    Another possibility is to ask for a cancellation appointment, but then you may not get the 14 days notice of your hearing date that you would normally get. 

  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Hi jwood09,

    The only way you'll know for sure is by phoning them. I understand that different areas in the country will/may have different waiting times but the waiting time where I work in the West Midlands is just over six months (from the date the appeal was submitted to the hearing date).

    The Benefits Training Co:
    Paul Bradley
    Michael Chambers
    Will Hadwen
    Sarah Hayle
    Maria Solomon
    David Stickland
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