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Mandatory reconsideration and appeals

DWP offers and how Tribunals should deal with them

Tribunal making worse decision than DWP offered claimant in a rejected revision
This case concerned the approach a First-tier Tribunal should take in a case where the DWP had offered to revise the decision under appeal but the claimant had elected instead to continue straight to appeal. The Upper Tribunal held an FTT should treat the offer made to the claimant as its starting point and should ensure that if it was minded to award less than had been offered it would warn the claimant and possibly allow an opportunity for an adjournment.

Tax credits: challenging decisions

This factsheet explains what you can do if you disagree with a decision that HMRC has made about your entitlement to tax credits.

How to challenge decisions - mandatory reconsiderations and other tactics (Scotland) 21 September 2021 ONLINE

21st September 2021
Online Scotland
If you need to get a universal credit or other benefit decision changed, this course aims to gives you the essential knowledge to do it. To successfully challenge a decision,...

Challenging WCA Decisions, 18 & 19 October 2021 ONLINE

18th October 2021 to 19th October 2021
Online
The work capability assessment (WCA) applies in both employment and support allowance (ESA) and universal credit (UC). Claimants who fail the WCA can challenge that on appeal, but need support...

Challenging WCA Decisions, 7 & 8 June 2021 ONLINE

7th June 2021 to 8th June 2021
Online
The work capability assessment (WCA) applies in both employment and support allowance (ESA) and universal credit (UC). Claimants who fail the WCA can challenge that on appeal, but need support...

Challenging WCA Decisions, 2 & 3 February 2022 ONLINE

2nd February 2022 to 3rd February 2022
Online
The work capability assessment (WCA) applies in both employment and support allowance (ESA) and universal credit (UC). Claimants who fail the WCA can challenge that on appeal, but need support...

PIP - Claims to Decisions, 26 & 27 August 2021 ONLINE

26th August 2021 to 27th August 2021
Online
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a disability welfare benefit run by the Department for Work and Pensions. It is aimed at those starting a PIP claim aged between 16 to...

PIP - Claims to Decisions, 28 February & 1 March 2022 ONLINE

28th February 2022 to 1st March 2022
Online
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a disability welfare benefit run by the Department for Work and Pensions. It is aimed at those starting a PIP claim aged between 16 to...

Access to justice, one step at a time: Part 2

17 November 2020
Part 1 set out our approach at CPAG to access to justice in the social security field, namely ensuring: access to information, access to advice and assistance, and access to mechanisms for challenging unlawful decisions. Continuing with the last of these steps, the normal route for challenging a social security decision is by appealing it to a tribunal. Sometimes though, the appeal route is not available or, while available in principle, is not effective. In those situations, the route of legal challenge is judicial review.

Furthering access to justice, one step at a time: Part 1

17 November 2020
The ‘rule of law’ and ‘access to justice’ are concepts that are seen as fundamental to the proper functioning of a healthy, democratic society. The rule of law becomes perilously fragile if ordinary people are unable to hold public bodies to account.