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Are the waiting times designed to make people drop out?

AbiPAbiP Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited February 2020 in PIP, DLA and AA
Been waiting 53 weeks to go to appeal with no indication of when my appeal will actually happen. Are the waiting times everyone has to endure designed to make people drop out? Who actually monitors this poor state of affairs. Noone 

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

    Im one of the community champions here on scope and I’m here to help and advise others.

    Backlogs are huge in most areas and some are waiting a year and more for a hearing date. You can ring HMCTS and ask how much longer you will be waiting and they will give you a guide of the waiting time in your area.

    Unfortunately, other than that all you can do is wait. Hopefully you’ll hear something soon.


    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.
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,391 Disability Gamechanger
    HI @AbiP Welcome to the community I am a community champion on here. I understand your frustration around waiting times for tribunals, I don't know who monitors the waiting time but I'm sure it will be somewhere. I too had a long waiting time and contact my MP not that it got me a fast track date but the more we make these people aware the more they will have to listen. Hope your not waiting too much longer
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,896 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @AbiP - Welcome to the community, & thank you for joining. I just wanted to say I'm sorry your wait for a tribunal has unfortunately been so lengthy & hope you get a date soon. Meanwhile, please do chat here any time & let us know how you get on. :)
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @AbiP! I really hope you get a date soon. Please do let us know how you get on. :)
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  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,355 Disability Gamechanger
    AbiP said:
    Been waiting 53 weeks to go to appeal with no indication of when my appeal will actually happen. Are the waiting times everyone has to endure designed to make people drop out? Who actually monitors this poor state of affairs. Noone 
    There’s no element of this which is designed. It’s generally poor planning by HMCTS. And yes, the delays are monitored and reported back on a very regular basis. Up to date stats are not hard to locate via your local Regional Judge and are given to Tribunal User Groups. Regularly reported nationally on related web sites too.
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