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Still waiting on tribunal

naz786 Member Posts: 62 Connected
Hi still waiting on tribunal its been 13 weeks now getting really fustrated now


  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,280 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi how are you today? enjoying the nice weather? 13 weeks isn't that long to be honest many people wait a lot longer, it may well be due to current circumstances that it will be done by phone at some point.
    Offering PIP advice to people with epilepsy.
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,565 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @naz786, I imagine it is frustrating, especially given the current circumstances. I hope you don't have to wait much longer. Like @woodbine has said, it will be done over the phone while distancing measures are in place.

  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,259 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi as said above 13 weeks really isn't a long wait in view that even before the lockdown people were waiting in excess of a year to go to tribunal.

    Frustrating as it may be they are also dealing with lots new benefits claims and appeals all on reduced staff

    Here to help with my experience in hunan resources and employment rights 
  • DrMeredithGrey
    DrMeredithGrey Member Posts: 8 Connected
    When choosing to take your case to Tribunal you are advised that the waiting period for a date for a hearing could take up to a year, due to how many cases need to be heard. I received my tribunal hearing date 78 weeks (18 months) after I first applied to take my case to tribunal. While I sympathise that the wait may be frustrating for yourself, there's nothing you can do to 'jump the line' so to speak. You just have to be patient and wait as many others have done too. Hope your date does come through sooner rather than later though.
  • Lulu_1949
    Lulu_1949 Member Posts: 225 Pioneering
    @DrMeredithGrey yes ours took 1 year 2 weeks
  • DrMeredithGrey
    DrMeredithGrey Member Posts: 8 Connected
    @Lulu_1949 It is a long wait for sure, however I do sympathise with the Tribunal Court simply based on how many cases they must have to get through. It is a long time to wait, but I think most people tend to forget that even in other courts, waiting periods for trial dates can be a long wait, unless a case has exceptional circumstances amd requires priority. I tend to think the same goes with Tribunal Court. 
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 7,458 Disability Gamechanger
    Average wait time is 32 weeks and falling. Longest wait in the UK us currently 38 weeks.


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