The Appeals Service can arrange for your appeal to be at your home if you are too ill to travel. You will need a note from your doctor stating you are too ill to travel. The Tribunal will be made up of up to three members, one will be legally qualified. You should get a decision on the day of the Tribunal. You can appeal to a Social Security Commissioner.
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The Appeals Service can arrange for your appeal to be at your home if you are too ill to travel. You will need a note from your doctor stating you are too ill to travel. The Tribunal will be made up of up to three members, one will be legally qualified. You should get a decision on the day of the Tribunal. You can appeal to a Social Security Commissioner. This appeal will only succeed if you can show the tribunal is incorrect in law.
You should do this right away. To help you do this, you must apply for a full statement of reasons to the Appeals Service within one month of getting your decision. Get advice if you want to appeal. You may be able to claim expenses to get to and from the Tribunal hearing and you may be able to get:. A backdate of Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit may be requested for a period prior to you submitting your application.
Backdating can be claimed as follows:. Men aged 60 - 64 are working age customers, but are also entitled to claim Pension Credit. The following rules apply to this group:. If you are a working age customer it will be necessary for you to establish good cause for your backdate request.
This means that you will have to give full explanations of the reasons why you did not submit your application at the time you wish your claim to be paid from.
You will have to demonstrate good cause throughout the period for which you are requesting backdating. This is known as continuous good cause. The burden of proving good cause rests with you as the customer, however, the Benefits Service will consider all of the relevant facts in each case. We may request to see evidence if your reasons relate to medical illness or delays caused by a third party. An overpayment occurs when you have been paid Benefit that you were not entitled to receive.
Overpayments of Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit arise for various reasons and below are some examples:. An official error is a mistake that the Benefits Service, the Department for Work and Pensions or Jobcentre Plus make and you could not reasonably be expected to know about.
We will decide whom to recover the overpayment from after looking at the reasons that led to the overpayment. If you disagree with the overpayment you must write to the Benefits Service and ask for a detailed written explanation or request that we look at our decision again. If you are still not satisfied with our decision or explanation, you can appeal. An independent Tribunal Service will hear your appeal.
Page Content. You should appeal within one month of the decision you disagree with being made. To do this fill in the form at the back of leaflet GL The date of the decision you are appealing. The claim under appeal. Reasons why you think the decision is wrong. If you give enough detail why you disagree with the decision the decision maker may reconsider it.
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Housing Benefit Appeal
To appeal you can fill in the form in leaflet GL24…