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Appealing Employment Support Allowance Decisions

Employment Support Allowance
How to make an ESA appeal
Introduction
There are three levels of appeal when appealing a decision by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP). They are: 1. Reconsideration 2. Appealing to the First Tier tribunal 3. Appealing to the Upper tribunal. Generally it is best to first appeal by asking the Department of Work and Pensions to reconsider its decision. If this fails then you can appeal to the First Tier tribunal which is independent and run by the Social Security tribunal service. If your appeal to the first tier tribunal fails then you can appeal to the Upper tribunal.

On the next page you will find a list of some of the types of documents
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It is best to send additional evidence when you are appealing a decision. Due to the time that it can take for an

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appeal to progress once a matter goes to tribunal, it is better to try and win via the reconsideration stage first. Please remember you only have one month from the date of the decision to appeal or request reconsideration. Usually, regardless of whether you request an appeal or a reconsideration, you will be sent a letter by the DWP stating that they are reconsidering the decision regarding your Employment Support Allowance and that it will take four to 11 weeks.

Appealing a ESA decision to the First Tier tribunal
Tribunal Procedural Rules As of 3 November 2008 there are newly formatted first and higher tier tribunals. They have a set of written rules governing how the First Tier tribunal is governed and what powers it has. There is also a separate set of rules for the Upper Tribunal service.

How do I appeal? The Department of Work and Pensions will send you a letter with the decision. The letter will give you details of how to appeal the decision. When you reply to this, you will be sent an appeal form from the Tribunal service which is called the GL24. Once you send this off you will be sent further details and the submission from the Department of Work and Pensions and this will be the start of your appeal. Again, please remember

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