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Child DLA tribunal waiting time, what happens if it's exceeded?

briancharles5612briancharles5612 Member Posts: 41 Connected
edited October 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA


Our child has had an appeal outstanding for 42-43 weeks. Every time we ring the local court for an update we get a different explanation. They even contradicted citizens advice.

The latest they said is if it gets to 44 weeks they send the case back to DWP Birmingham.

Does anyone know what happens then?

We’re thinking the appeal may never get heard. 

Any information welcome.


  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
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  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,007 Disability Gamechanger
    Waiting times vary with caseloads and hearings so the figure will go up or down from week to week. They can send it back to DWP at any point but the question would be why? You’ve appealed. The appeal has to be heard unless DWP review and revise in your favour. If that we’re going to happen it would have a long time ago. I’d be more concerned about ensuring I know what rates I’m going fir any way; that I have a good case with plenty of anecdotal evidence and a decent representative. 
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community, @briancharles5612! It's great to have you here.

    Glad to see you've had some input above, and for what it's worth, I hope things move forwards soon. Do keep us updated and we'll assist where we can!
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