How long does it take to get a Tribunal Hearing

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sarah170
sarah170 Community member Posts: 23 Connected
I am just wondering how long it takes before I get a date for the hearing. They have sent me the paperwork, I received an email and text to inform me they will send a date, this was about 3 weeks ago.
Thank you
Sarah

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,302 Championing
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    Hi,

    Backlogs are huge and some are waiting as long as 1 year. You can ring them and ask approximately how long the wait will be, of course this will just be a guide.
  • Matilda
    Matilda Community member Posts: 2,593 Championing
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    You will only be given two weeks' notice of your hearing date.  This might not be for several months.  I had to wait 5.5 months but waits can take longer now.  You can opt for a short notice hearing when you might get an earlier date - but there's no guarantee of this.
  • sarah170
    sarah170 Community member Posts: 23 Connected
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    Thank you, I will try to ring them.

    Sarah
  • mattw84
    mattw84 Community member Posts: 17 Connected
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    The average wait is 36 weeks just got my date for Tuesday and I have been waiting 42 weeks
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,302 Championing
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    mattw84 said:
    The average wait is 36 weeks just got my date for Tuesday and I have been waiting 42 weeks
    That's for your area. Some areas are waiting in excess of 1 year.
  • sarah170
    sarah170 Community member Posts: 23 Connected
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    Thank you
  • affii1993
    affii1993 Community member Posts: 103 Contributor
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    Mine my tribunal date will be 9 months 
  • justg72
    justg72 Community member Posts: 173 Empowering
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    Hi  Sarah  I live in Bradford I have been told 54 weeks because of backlogs. If I have to wait all this time that means  I will have been waiting 1 and a half years in total. Good luck with yours
  • mattw84
    mattw84 Community member Posts: 17 Connected
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    It is worth it in the end though I won my tribunal on Tuesday I was in front of the panel less than 10 mins before the judge said in a rage she had heard enough whispered to the other two panel members and didn’t even ask me to leave the room
    before saying this is clearly a huge mistake!!
    awarded me enhanced for both backdated till December last year 


  • sarah170
    sarah170 Community member Posts: 23 Connected
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    Thank you
  • Matilda
    Matilda Community member Posts: 2,593 Championing
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    My tribunal panel gave me a half hour grilling 18 months ago but did award me enhanced both.
  • mattw84
    mattw84 Community member Posts: 17 Connected
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    Matilda said:
    My tribunal panel gave me a half hour grilling 18 months ago but did award me enhanced both.
    How long did you wait for the claim to start? The Dwp like to drag their heels