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TOPIC: Long Wait For Tribunal Date

Long Wait For Tribunal Date 5 months 1 week ago #200876

I just wanted to ask how long other people are waiting for a Tribunal date?
I submitted my appeal to HMCTS in April.
I phoned HMCTS yesterday (09/11/2017) and was told I am on Week 30 of waiting!
They also said 'the delays for tribunal dates are getting longer by the day' - unbelievable!
I live in Surrey & my hearing will be held at Aldershot Justice Centre (Hampshire).
Does the waiting time vary depending on where in the country you live?
Any comments would be welcome.

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Long Wait For Tribunal Date 5 months 1 week ago #200883

Josephine

You won't get a better answer than the one you got from the Tribunal Service. Waiting times are specific to the area and are increasing.

If the wait is causing you significant financial hardship or a significant impact on your health then you can try writing to the TS and asking for your claim to be expedited. You can also say that you will accept a short notice hearing, but make sure that all of the information you want the panel to consider is with the TS before you do this.

Gordon
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Long Wait For Tribunal Date 5 months 1 week ago #200886

Thank you for asking this question. I was curious. So sorry to hear you are having such a long wait.
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Long Wait For Tribunal Date 5 months 1 week ago #200891

We rang the Newcastle appeal office today and there is a 22 week wait.
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Long Wait For Tribunal Date 2 months 4 weeks ago #205086

Hi Josephine,
So sorry you are having to wait so long for your Tribunal hearing. Wondering if you have finally had it, and hopefully succeeded? I am still waiting for my date, I applied in April also but I live in the North West. Its now almost the end of January 2018 and still nothing. I was told the same as you when I rang the offices, that the lists are getting longer by the day...but surely we hold our place in the queue? Nothing makes sense, and the extra financial hardship, as Im sure you are finding, is tough. My mobility car has also been taken away. Well, I hope you have received your Tribunal date and if so, that it goes/has gone well for you.

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Long Wait For Tribunal Date 2 months 4 weeks ago #205126

Hi Jeff,
Thank you for your kind comments. I finally received a letter on 16th December 2017 (Week 34) giving me a date for my tribunal hearing of January 29th which will be 40 weeks since I lodged my appeal! It's next Monday and I am not looking forward to it at all, but my husband (carer) and I are determined not to be beaten. I hope you get your date soon and wish you success with your appeal.

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