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TOPIC: tribunal papers ? when do i get them

tribunal papers ? when do i get them 7 years 6 months ago #13204

  • Missy1
How long after my appeal being sent to tribunal should I get my bundle of papers ? I am even more confused now

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Re:tribunal papers ? when do i get them 7 years 6 months ago #13212

Hi,

The DWP should send a bundle to you and to the tribunals service at the same time.

Steve

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Re:tribunal papers ? when do i get them 7 years 6 months ago #13215

  • Missy1
I just cant believe the amount of incorrect information they give, last week they told me it had been sent off and the tribunal would send me them, after ringing back today i am now told they are at photocopying, its like they are deliberately trying to confuse me,also deliberatley taking long to do things. The amount of incorrect information that I have had from ESA is just wrong. So it has taken them 8 days to photocopy ? that just doesnt manke sense.

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Re:tribunal papers ? when do i get them 7 years 6 months ago #13217

Hi Missy,

I sent you a detailed reply as to why it can take time to send you your case bundle. However, when I tried to send it, the forum logged me out.

I'm just about to set off to visit my husband Jim who's currently in hospital, so I don't have the time to compile a further reply now.

I'll try to do it later, or if not, I'll do it tomorrow morning.

Kind regards.

Pat

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Re:tribunal papers ? when do i get them 7 years 6 months ago #13219

  • Missy1
ok thankyou, tell jim I wish him well

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Re:tribunal papers ? when do i get them 7 years 6 months ago #13228

Hi Missy,

The tribunal do not send out the papers, they are sent out by the Tribunals Service. They do not have a dedicated team who photocopy papers, they are copied and sent out by the Clerk to the Tribunal, who have other tasks to deal with, including arranging for tribunal panels, and making sure that the appeal is heard at a venue as close as possible to the appellants home and that panel members, especially the medical member hasn't seen, nor been asked to provide a medical report on the appellant before. Currently, doctors who work for Atos Medical Services are also allowed to sit as the medical member on appeal tribunals, but not if they have provided a medical report on the claimant for the DWP.

At any one time, the Tribunals Service are dealing with around 5,000 social security appeals at the same time. Many case bundles often have 100 pages or more. Also, if the appellant has a representative, they have to be sent a copy also.

IB/ESA Tribunals have 2 members on the panel and AA/DLA tribunals have 3.
All panel members are sent the case bundle around 2-3 weeks before the date of the appeal, in order to give them sufficient time to go through all the case papers before the date of the hearing.

You should receive your case bundle around about the same time as your tribunal panel members, as that's the way the Tribunals Service send out the case files.

Hope this is of some assurance.

Good luck :)

Pat

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