My sons tribunal was the 20th November and we have not heard from the DWP either. I have rung them though, and they are working on my sons. I suggest calling them.
It's the DWP you ring. They have as much chance to appeal the decision as we do. To do this they must first ask for the statement of reasons and they have 1 month to request this. Then they must find an error in law.As you've been advised on your other threads it can take 8 weeks for DWP to pay you your backdated money. With Christmas and the New Year closing days as well it could take even longer than that.
They have 1 month to request the statement of reasons, it's not 1 month to appeal.
I called DWP, I spoke with someone who transferred me to there appeals team. The appeals team told me they are working on it and will not be requesting a statement of reasons. Maybe call them again tomorrow and ask to speak to someone who deals with appeals.I know how frustrating it can be waiting, but with the holidays there isn't much we can do but wait. It's been over 6 weeks for us since the tribunal, I'm hoping it's not much longer. Keep us updated 😊