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ESA Tribunal

hi, I received my Tribunal papers in April this year 2018. But as of yet haven’t received a date for going to tribunal. Is that normal? I suffer with depression and am getting more stressed as the time goes on?

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,625 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @bea63

    Welcome to the community!

    Sorry to hear that you're going through a stressful time. Unfortunately, I am unable to give you an answer as I am still learning about the various issues people face when dealing with benefits, however, many members with more knowledge will be in contact with you soon to offer their advice.

    Ami :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @bea63 and a warm welcome to the community! Unfortunately this is very common. Lots of community members will be able to relate to this so you do not have to go through it alone. Please do have a look around the community and get involved with anything that takes your fancy! :)
    Scope

  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    bea63 said:
    hi, I received my Tribunal papers in April this year 2018. But as of yet haven’t received a date for going to tribunal. Is that normal? I suffer with depression and am getting more stressed as the time goes on?
    Hi,
    As that's not yet 3 months then yes it's perfectly normal. You could be waiting several months or more for a hearing date. Some people wait as long as 1 year. You can ring the Tribunal, with your reference number and ask how long they think the wait will be and they'll tell you approx how long.
    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.
  • bea63bea63 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you for your replies and advice. It has put my mind at ease. Thanks for the welcome too. 
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