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How do I escalate a PayPal dispute to a claim?

In a dispute, you can exchange messages with the other party in your Resolution Center to try to solve the problem.

If you’re unable to settle the dispute, you can escalate it to a claim. To escalate a dispute, we often require that at least 7 days have passed since the payment date.

By escalating to a claim, you would be asking PayPal to review the case and decide the outcome. A dispute will automatically close after 20 days unless it’s been escalated. Once a case has been closed, it can't be reopened or escalated to a PayPal claim.

Here's how to escalate a dispute:

  1. Go to your Resolution  Center.
  2. Click  View  next to the dispute you want to escalate. 
  3. Click  Escalate to PayPal  at the bottom of the page. 
  4. Add any relevant information for escalating the dispute  and click  Submit.

The time it takes us to decide the outcome can vary. It depends on how quickly both parties respond to our enquiries and whether or not we need more information.

We usually reach a decision within 14 days, but some cases can take 30 days or longer.

Keep an eye on your emails and your Resolution  Center  for updates from us, or requests for more information.

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