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My son recently had an unfavourable decision from the Tribunal, with regards Disability Living Allowance.

However, the decision had been reached without his presence, despite requesting an oral hearing.

 

I immediately requested a Statement of Reasons, which took some 3 months to arrive and then gave much time and consideration to reading the Statement and finding grounds for lodging an appeal.

 

One of the main grounds had been, my son requested oral hearing and spotted a few procedural error to add to my list, working on the basis if one fails perhaps the next more valid etc (may all be rubbish!?).

 

Anyhow I sent it to the first tier tribunal, requesting leave to appeal to the upper tribunal and also requesting they accept my late appeal - giving reasons.

 

Shortly afterwards, my son received a letter of acknowledgement and to advise him that it has been passed to the Circuit Judge?

 

Is this normal practice - at what point do we get told if appeal is allowed? How long for the process to work through the system - to decision??

 

Any advice would be much appreciated.

 

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