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Why didn't they give my son his DLA tribunal decision on the phone? Will he be refused?

ipp2375 Member Posts: 14 Connected
edited May 2021 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Good Morning, My son is 28 he has been on dla since he was little, he has ASD,ADHD,short term memory,dyslexia and ocd,He had his tribunal today and it only lasted 15minutes,only asked a couple of questions,And then said he will hear in a letter.
My question is, why didnt they give him his decision on the phone?
Does that mean he will be refused ?
Thankyou for any advice, As his anxiety is threw the roof, And even his medication for adhd isnt helping him to calm down.
And i havent got the answers for him.
Thankyou again for any advice x


  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,160 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    You don't always get a decision  on the day , they may need to look over all the info 

    They may also be running behind in time or they could be conducting if remotely from home so seperate locations

    It doesn't mean anything at all 
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Posts: 8,847 Connected
    Tribunals are not supposed to give a decision on the day. The Bench Book advises to write out. Nevertheless most tribunals try to do so where they can. Delays arriving at a decision are almost unheard of. The decision rarely takes more than 5 to 10 minutes to be made. However, that then needs to be dictated, currently over the phone, to a clerk for typing, printing and posting out and on a day where they could be hearing up to 10 cases that’s often not immediately practical even if your case ran to time. Other people have just as much right for their appeal to start on time. 
  • ipp2375
    ipp2375 Member Posts: 14 Connected
    My son, won his , tribunal , thankyou for everyone's advice x
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,160 Disability Gamechanger
    Thats great news thanks for sharing with us 
  • Caz_Alumni
    Caz_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 624 Pioneering
    edited May 2021
    Thank you for letting us know about the outcome of your son's appeal. That's really good to hear @ipp2375

    How are you both getting on? That must be a huge relief and a weight off your mind. Has your son's anxiety started to ease off a bit now that you've heard back? Hope you're both doing OK anyway. You relax and enjoy the weekend ahead! :)

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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,265 Disability Gamechanger
    Delighted to see the good news about your son's tribunal @ipp2375 :)


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