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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Martin Williams considers the tactics available to advisers to combat delays in the administration of benefits and tax credits.
Edward Graham examines updates to the law and guidance.
Issue 213 (December 2009)
Edward Graham explains the rules allowing ESA to be paid on repeat claims and pending appeals.
Issue 207 (December 2008)
Simon Osborne outlines the rules regarding decision-making and challenges in employment and support allowance (ESA).