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Dla tribunal

linzidunlinzidun Member Posts: 6 Listener
Hi does anybody know the waiting times for a dla tribunal? 


  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,764 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @linzidun welcome to the community! I'm glad you got a response on your other post, do let us know I'd you have any further questions :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • linzidunlinzidun Member Posts: 6 Listener
    I live in Manchester thankyou I was hoping it would not be that long 
  • Youngibb82Youngibb82 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Hi there,  I also live in Manchester (Oldham) and I'm waiting on the appeal bundle to be sent out for a hearing tribunal for my sons DLA. Are you still waiting for the Tribunal date? 
  • rbzrbz Member Posts: 96 Courageous
    Waited around 3 months, but adjourned for next 2 months.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,232 Disability Gamechanger
    I had to wait 13 months for mine
  • linzidunlinzidun Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Hi I had my appeal in September 2019  (10 month wait)for child DLA which I lost. I sent of for a statement today reasons and requested to appeal. 2 days after loosing my appeal my daughter got diagnosed with autism and I applied for Dla as a new claim Which got awarded. After appealing the tribunals decision it got sent back to first tier last week and this time it was awarded for the closed period so the moral is never give up 
  • Youngibb82Youngibb82 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    HI there, thank you for your feedback and so happy you got the award, although sad how much they've made you fight as it's draining. It gives me hope as you start to doubt your own judgement. I keep reading the criteria over and over to make sure I've not missed anything. 10 months wait though aswell is shocking, thats10 months of anguish and anxiety on top of the day to day battles of life. I think assessors who make wrong judgement calls which ignore evidence should be held accountable.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,661 Disability Gamechanger
    Waiting times are only broken down by regions. In the North West, as in other areas, waiting times are falling rapidly thanks to the proliferation of “offers” etc. The answer to the question really depends on when the appeal was lodged but certainly at the end last year the average wait was down to below 36 weeks and as if today in fact I believe it’s down to below 20. Whilst some appeals lodged early 2019 are still awaiting listing the total number of them has fallen dramatically. 

    Bear in mind that this wait is your last moment to gather additional relevant evidence and sometimes a shorter wait can be problematic on that front. 

    @linzidun if you’re in GM then you’ve lots of options for free representation so I hope you’re taking advantage of that to give your case its best chance. 
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