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TOPIC: Long Wait For Tribunal Date

Long Wait For Tribunal Date 3 months 5 days ago #206930

Good for you, Josephine. What was the tribunal like? How long did it take and how many people were there? I am dreading it - I have been waiting for so long and I am really anxious.

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Long Wait For Tribunal Date 3 months 5 days ago #206933

Hi Guys,

great to hear the success story above. I don't suppose anyone has any experience with Birmingham Tribunals and their waiting time?

Thanks
Jade

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Long Wait For Tribunal Date 3 months 2 days ago #207139

Don't be scared of calling HMCTS & asking about your tribunal date. They are very helpful & understanding, unlike the DWP!

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Long Wait For Tribunal Date 3 months 2 days ago #207141

I understand how you are feeling. I was the same and on the day was dreading it, but the panel were reassuring but straight to the point & if I started to deviate they pulled me back to answering their questions. They don't have long as they are dealing with at least 5 cases a day. My hearing lasted about 45 minutes and they asked very specific & detailed questions about my mobility issues, then they asked me & my husband to leave the room. Only I was allowed to speak, my husband was not. After only a few minutes they asked my husband if he would go back in the room to receive their decision as they did not want to put me through any more pain.

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Long Wait For Tribunal Date 3 months 2 days ago #207142

Sorry, in my previous reply I didn't answer one of your questions. The panel consisted of a judge, a disablity expert and a doctor who had a great understanding of my medications and the spinal cord stimulator that I have implanted in me. They all had obviously read all the evidence I submitted carefully. There was also the clerk of the court and myself & my husband, so 6 of us in all, in a fairly informal setting with everyone in normal clothes.

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Long Wait For Tribunal Date 3 months 2 days ago #207162

Thank you very much for your responses. They really help. Since my previous message, I have actually received the tribunal date - another two months of wait with anxiety, as if I don't have enough to cope with! Thanks again. Pam

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