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Tribunal Hearings Decisions

This page explains what happens at the tribunal hearing. In some cases you may also choose to appeal the tribunal decision.

DECISION AT THE HEARING: You receive the tribunal's decision either straight away after the hearing or by post.

If you are still unsatisfied or unhappy with the decision you have a few remaining options which will be confirmed in your decision letter.

Tribunal Decision 'Set Aside'

You may get the decision set aside (cancelled).

You will be informed how to get a decision cancelled (process set aside) if for some reason you feel there has been a mistake.

You can also contact your local Contact Citizens Advice Bureau for further help.

Appeal to the Upper Tribunal

You may appeal to the Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber).

Appealing to the Upper Tribunal is the option available if you think there is a legal reason why the decision was wrong (e.g. not applying the law properly).

Appealing to the Administrative Appeals Chamber

You must follow these steps if you are planning to appeal to the Upper Tribunal.

  1. Within one month you should ask the Social Security and Child Support Tribunal for a ‘statement of reasons
  2. Ask for permission from the Social Security and Child Support Tribunal to appeal to the Upper Tribunal
  3. Ask the Upper Tribunal for permission if the Social Security and Child Support Tribunal refuse

Tribunal Legislation

All tribunals must follow the relevant rules according to the Tribunal Procedure (First-tier Tribunal) (Social Entitlement Chamber) Rules 2008.

Tribunal's Decision at the Hearing; UK Rules Updated 2017