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I've been waiting for my PIP tribunal since April 2018, how long to i have to wait?

Blono321Blono321 Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited January 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi I’m waiting on pip tribunal I been waiting since April 2018 I’m in Middlesbrough does anyone know how long I will have to wait for my court date thanks in advance

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Some people are waiting a year and more because backlogs in most areas are huge. Give HMCTS a ring and ask and they'll tell you approximately how much longer you'll have to wait.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Member Posts: 5,856 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community, @Blono321! Great to have you here.

    As Poppy says, waiting times vary between areas so do give them a ring and hopefully they'll be able to tell you more!
  • Blono321Blono321 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thanks also if I get income related esa in the support group for me and my partner claims carers allowance is it best to stop claiming carers and claim as a couple for the severe disability premiem in esa it’s so confusing me and my partner live alone and I get low rate pip thanks again xx
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You only qualify for couples SDP if both of you claim either daily living PIP or mid/high rate care DLA, if you don't both claim either of those then you won't be entitled to the SDP.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Blono321Blono321 Member Posts: 3 Listener
  • ColinoColino Member Posts: 19 Listener
    As above  , phone them ask if they can tell you what the waiting list is like 
    for my area Derbyshire it was about 12 months , but if you can get your GP or someone like that to write to the courts asking to bring it forward on the grounds that the waiting is making you worse it can help I did it and had mine in Jan this year 
  • YadnadYadnad Member - under moderation Posts: 2,862 Disability Gamechanger
    Colino said:
    As above  , phone them ask if they can tell you what the waiting list is like 
    for my area Derbyshire it was about 12 months , but if you can get your GP or someone like that to write to the courts asking to bring it forward on the grounds that the waiting is making you worse it can help I did it and had mine in Jan this year 
    I appreciate that you were in that position, but the result of which has pushed others further down the waiting list.
  • ColinoColino Member Posts: 19 Listener
    Yadnad   i did not ask for my appeal to be brought forward and push anyone down the waiting list , my CPN and doctor decided to do it because of my mental  state getting worse due to the stress , they have monitored me from when I had PiP right through to losing it and saw my declining health , 
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