Procedures in place that determine the order in which PIP cases are listed.

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Dear Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service,

My husband who has been waiting for a PIP tribunal date was given a hearing on the 29th August 2019, which will mean he has waited 25 weeks.

My Son has currently been waiting 47 weeks for a tribunal date to appeal against the decision not to award him PIP. Today after many phone calls, complaints and questions as to why he is still waiting when my husband has a date, we have finally been given a date of 2nd Sepetember 2019 which will bring him to 53 weeks.

I asked the court administration team at Birmingham where both cases were being heard why this has happened. They couldn't give me an answer, other than the average waiting time for Birmingham is 49 weeks.

So my questions are:-

1. What criteria are used when deciding who to give the next available tribunal slot to?
2. Are there any set procedures? If so what are they?
3. Why are some people being seen in the same court 22 weeks (6 months) before others?

Surely its on a first come first served basis unless an individual has an urgent case. A discrepancy of 2-3 weeks to book the right disability expert would be understandable, but 6 months is totally unfair to those who have been waiting longest.

Yours faithfully,
Paula Leach

IAC KILO, Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service

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Please find attached an acknowledgement in relation to your recent
enquiry.

 

 

 

Kind Regards

 

Rekha Sharma

 

IAC & SSCS Knowledge & Information Liaison Officer

 

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IAC KILO, Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service

2 Attachments

 

 

 

Dear Ms Leach,

 

Please find attached response in relation to your recent enquiry.

 

 

 

Kind Regards

 

Rekha Sharma

 

IAC & SSCS Knowledge & Information Liaison Officer

 

[1]HMCTS_BLK_DIGI          

For information on how HMCTS uses personal data about you please see:
[2]https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...

 

 

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