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Statement of reasons

catflap80catflap80 Member Posts: 1 Listener
hi im waiting for my statement of reasons ive waited a month now since I finally got a response so possibility about 7 weeks is there a maximum time they have.I believe the judge ignored the evidence and used her opinion as I provided proof of what I said from my gp and professionals ignored

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,834 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    No, there's no maximum waiting time. The Judge usually does it when they have the time.
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  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 7,088 Disability Gamechanger
    Depends on whether HMCTS have sent the request out to the judge. Then depends on whether the judge is salaried or fee paid. However, also worth remembering that the judge did not make the decision. The panel of three did that and it’s whilst it’s common they ignore or forget evidence there is nothing wrong in law in a tribunal having an opinion. That’s what they’re paid for. They hear evidence. Find facts and then apply the law to those facts. Every stage involves opinion. 

    As regards disregarding your GP and medical professionals. It really depends on what they were saying. If they were simply confirming diagnosis then, yes, the tribunal would rightly ignore that. 
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