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TOPIC: Tribunals

Tribunals 6 years 9 months ago #72809

  • RachelPotter
Do ESA and DLA appeals get heard by the same Tribunals service?

but DLA have an extra member?

And does a DLA representative attend a DLA appeal, or is it the same sort of representation as at an ESA appeal?

Best wishes,
Rachel

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Re:Tribunals 6 years 9 months ago #72812

  • RachelPotter
oops, sorry :blush:

I meant to say, does a DWP representative go to DLA appeals?

(sorry)

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Re:Tribunals 6 years 9 months ago #72813

  • pete17971
RachelPotter wrote:

Do ESA and DLA appeals get heard by the same Tribunals service?

but DLA have an extra member?

And does a DLA representative attend a DLA appeal, or is it the same sort of representation as at an ESA appeal?

Best wishes,
Rachel


Hi,

HM Courts and Tribunals Service run all Tribunals on behalf of the Sec of State for Justice.

A DLA panel comprises a legally qualified Judge (who acts as chair), a Doctor and a disability qualified person (either a disabled person or person having great knowledge of disabled matters. ESA tribunals are comprised only of a legally qualified judge and a Doctor.

It is possible that a DWP official (usually referred to as a Presenting Officer) can attend, however in the vast majority of DLA tribunals no Presenting Officer is present.

Pete

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Re:Tribunals 6 years 9 months ago #72816

  • RachelPotter
Thankyou Pete :)

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