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Have I lost my tribunal?

Allisonscott_1971
Allisonscott_1971 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited June 2018 in PIP, DLA, and AA
I’m new to this so please be patient ?, I went to a tribunal yday and was told a descion would go out that day in the post,when it didn’t come today I rang the tribunal service to see if they had the descion on the system, first advisor I spoke to told me I wasn’t successful an reason why would be with the letter, I rang back asking how I go about appealing again an was asked what was I speaking that  if I haven’t had the letter and that they can’t see the descion only that one as been made an sent out an that they can’t understand why I was told I’d lost when they don’t av access to the descion only that one as been made an gone out, I’m confused as to wat to believe, the tribunal was for dla for my daughter who is 14 thank you for reading x

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  • Allisonscott_1971
    Allisonscott_1971 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    *touchscreen* ? meant they asked what I was wanting to appeal when I don’t know the outcome yet, DONT know what to believe do they see the descion made on screen or only that one as been made, waited 14 mth for this to be sorted I’m so nervous and impatient x
  • Matilda
    Matilda Member Posts: 2,610 Disability Gamechanger
    Wait until you receive the decision in the post - it should only take a few days.
  • markyboy
    markyboy Member Posts: 367 Pioneering
    i  had my tribunal on a wed the decision came in the post on the Saturday most court letters are 2nd class and take up to 3 days to arrive
  • bandad
    bandad Member Posts: 8 Connected
    edited June 2018
    I had my tribunal appeal allowed, and they printed off their decision there and then, gave me a copy, and said that DWP would be informed the same day. It was a Friday, so DWP didn’t update my claim for another week. But different courts obviously work differently, based on where you live. Fingers crossed you’ve been successful. 
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Posts: 8,847 Connected
    HMCTS cannot tell you a decision over the phone and generally can only see that there has been an outcome anyway. How quick they get an outcome on the system, when you’ve not been given a decision on the day, will depend on how quick the clerk is next in the office. If it’s not for a week or so then they will post it in with the delays you’d expect as a result of that. 

    However, you’re ringing the wrong people as the key to this is when the DWP get their copy, assuming they didn’t roll up on the day. They then have 4 weeks to refer to legal to consider whether a statement of reasons or record of proceedings should be requested with a view as to whether they could appeal further. 

    I would suggest right now you leave well alone and allow things to take their course.
  • susan48
    susan48 Member Posts: 2,222 Disability Gamechanger
    @mikehughescq, I disagree with your statement that HMCTS will not tell you a decision over the phone. I got my decision of the tribunal told to me over the phone before I received my letter. I did specifically ask to be told and they did.

  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Posts: 8,847 Connected
    susan48 said:
    @mikehughescq, I disagree with your statement that HMCTS will not tell you a decision over the phone. I got my decision of the tribunal told to me over the phone before I received my letter. I did specifically ask to be told and they did.

    @[email protected] HMCTS have explicit instructions to not relay outcomes to appellants as it’s wholly inappropriate e.g. telling an aggressive or self-harming appellant is likely to trigger an unwelcome outcome. Also, their IT system is about processing appeals. It generally doesn’t give them any indication as to whether you’ve won or lost. They’re not bothered about the outcome as that’s between you and DWP. So, in the unlikely event it was HMCTS who told you this and not the DWP, it’s likely the person you spoke to would be in a fair bit of trouble.
  • susan48
    susan48 Member Posts: 2,222 Disability Gamechanger
    susan48 said:
    @mikehughescq, I disagree with your statement that HMCTS will not tell you a decision over the phone. I got my decision of the tribunal told to me over the phone before I received my letter. I did specifically ask to be told and they did.

    @[email protected] HMCTS have explicit instructions to not relay outcomes to appellants as it’s wholly inappropriate e.g. telling an aggressive or self-harming appellant is likely to trigger an unwelcome outcome. Also, their IT system is about processing appeals. It generally doesn’t give them any indication as to whether you’ve won or lost. They’re not bothered about the outcome as that’s between you and DWP. So, in the unlikely event it was HMCTS who told you this and not the DWP, it’s likely the person you spoke to would be in a fair bit of trouble.
     Mike, it was HMCTS who actually read out my appeal decision letter over the phone. I apologise to anyone who Iv gave clearly wrong information. 
    I took this to be standard procedure but obviously not.
    sorry again
  • affii1993
    affii1993 Member Posts: 103 Courageous
    Any update yet 

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