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PIP Tribunal wait

When my application for a Tribunal was accepted in January I called the service on receipt of the letter and was told the wait time was 26 weeks. I hadn’t heard anything so I contacted them again to be told the wait is now 46 weeks.
Is it this long in other areas? 
By the time 46 weeks comes around I will have waited 70 weeks since first claiming.....