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How long do I have for a statement of reasons?

carol50 Member Posts: 7 Connected
edited December 2019 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Anyone know how long I have for a statement of reason and who can help thank you


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,506 Disability Gamechanger

    Have you recently had a Tribunal for PIP? If so then were you refused? I see on another thread of yours you asked about Tribunal questions. If you've been refused or are not happy with their decision then you have 1 month from that date to request the statement of reasons and record of proceedings and you'll need to email HMCTS to request these. Once you receive them you'll need to find someone to take a look to see if an error in law has been made, if it isn't found then you won't be able to appeal the decision.

  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Posts: 8,847 Connected
    You get a month to apply but what happens after that depends on your area. Local to me HMCTS give judges 3 weeks to write an SOR. However, it can take them between 4 weeks and 4 months to send them out to the judge in the first place. Plenty of time to get a rep.


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