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How long for new date after postponement

macatacmacatac Member Posts: 7 Listener
My pip tribunal was due to take place on Nov 3rd 2020. I am receiving help from a benefit advice shop. The tribunal sent the benefit advice shop three tribunal appointments all for the same day and time, obviously the advice shop could not help with all three tribunals at the same time so they had to cancel two of them, one of them being mine. I was told i would be offered the first appointment date that was available, its now Jan 5th 2021, ive heard absolutely nothing. Anybody here have any idea how much longer i might be waiting for a new date?  I rang and asked the advice shop only to be told "how longs a piece of string". I suffer from mental health problems as well as severe emphysema.  

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,214 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    I'm afraid there's no timescales. The advice agancy is correct here, it is indeed, how long is a piece of string.  Once another date becomes available then they will contact you. As it will very likely be a telephone hearing then is there anyone else that can be with you on the day? rather than having to rely on an advice agency to be with you?
    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: 6,326 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome as advised by your help centre it is just a waiting game nobody knows the backlog in your area 

    You could contact the court services to enquire 
  • macatacmacatac Member Posts: 7 Listener
    HI,

    I'm afraid there's no timescales. The advice agancy is correct here, it is indeed, how long is a piece of string.  Once another date becomes available then they will contact you. As it will very likely be a telephone hearing then is there anyone else that can be with you on the day? rather than having to rely on an advice agency to be with you?
    I have nobody who could be with me during a telephone hearing, i dont have anybody like a cpn. I sent in a huge pile of medical records from my gp before the hearing was due in Nov, and i also sent in a cd from the hospital which shows images from x-rays and a ct scan that i had that showed i suffer with severe emphysema and lung bullae. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,214 Disability Gamechanger
    A huge pile of medical records is a little concerning. Less is very often more where evidence is concerned and there's little point in sending it, if it doesn't state exactly how your conditions affect you. I don't know anything about your case but the delay in receiving a new date could be caused by the amount of evidence you sent becausewith a huge amount they will have to go through all of that.

    Hopefully not too much longer.
    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.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 4,991 Disability Gamechanger
    If you have representation you should seek answers from them not a forum. Effectively saying in public that you don’t trust or believe your rep. is not a good look. The answer you have been given is absolutely correct. There are a huge number of variables and no way anyone can predict when you will be listed. At present HMCTS have booked dates through to February so, unless there are cancellations and you’re prepared to accept a date at short notice (which is not wise), then you’re looking at March at the earliest. 

    I’m sure someone will come along and tell you to ring HMCTS but there’s no point as you’ll be put through to a national call centre with no access to local listings or local clerks. 
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