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Mandatory reconsideration and appeals

New appeals rules and procedures

Issue 235 (August 2013)
New rules about appeal rights and making appeals against benefit decisions are due for widespread implementation from 28 October. Simon Osborne describes what is happening

Better late than never?

Issue 234 (June 2013)
A recent decision of the Upper Tribunal has decided there is no possibility of making a late appeal in tax credits cases. Martin Williams considers the case.

Proposed amendments to the Tribunal Procedure (First-tier Tribunal) (Social Entitlement Chamber) Rules 2008 - CPAG's response

12 June 2012
The Tribunal Procedure Committee is proposing to amend the first-tier tribunal rules to complement the proposed introduction of mandatory revisions before appeal.

Mandatory consideration of revision before appeal - CPAG's response to the DWP's public consultation

30 April 2012
Clause 100 of the Welfare Reform Bill as introduced enables regulations to be made to require claimants who disagree with a decision to request consideration of revision before they may appeal against a decision.

Tax credits: making an appeal

Issue 223 (August 2011)
A recent decision of the Upper Tribunal may make it easier for tax credit claimants to actually get an appeal heard by a First-tier Tribunal. Edward Graham explains.

The right to reside: interim payments pending the outcome of an appeal

Issue 222 (June 2011)
There are two near certainties in a disputed right to reside case. The first is that it will raise complex issues of EU law, domestic immigration law and social security law. The second is that it will take an age for the matter to be resolved. This article, by David Simmons, addresses the issue of whether, pending the ultimate outcome of an appeal, is there any provision or principle of EU law that potentially entitles EU nationals challenging negative decisions to be supported in the meantime.

Appealing for ESA arrears

Issue 218 (October 2010)
CPAG examines what claimants should do if they believe they have not been paid all the arrears they are due following a successful employment and support allowance (ESA) appeal.

Dealing with delays

Issue 217 (August 2010)
Martin Williams considers the tactics available to advisers to combat delays in the administration of benefits and tax credits.