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Still waiting on tribunal

naz786naz786 Member Posts: 62 Connected
Hi still waiting on tribunal its been 13 weeks now getting really fustrated now


  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 2,851 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.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 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.
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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,202 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

  • DrMeredithGreyDrMeredithGrey 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_1949Lulu_1949 Member Posts: 225 Pioneering
    @DrMeredithGrey yes ours took 1 year 2 weeks
  • DrMeredithGreyDrMeredithGrey 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. 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,299 Disability Gamechanger
    Average wait time is 32 weeks and falling. Longest wait in the UK us currently 38 weeks.
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