Challenging Department for Work and Pensions benefit decisions - What are my options?
If you think a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) benefit decision is wrong, you may be able to get it changed.
- Last reviewed 18 July 2023
What are my options?
If you think a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) benefit decision is wrong, you may be able to:
- Ask for an explanation
- Have the decision looked at again
- Appeal against the decision.
This guide takes you through these options.
There are separate guides for:
- Challenging a Budgeting Loan decision
- Challenging an Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) decision
- Challenging a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) decision
- Challenging a Universal Credit (UC) decision
- Challenging a Council Tax Reduction decision
- Challenging a Tax Credits decision
- Challenging a Child Benefit decision
- Challenging a Housing Benefit decision
Applies to: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
Advice: If you need advice about a benefits or tax credits decision, you should contact a benefits adviser. You can use our Find an Adviser tool to find a local one.
Reviewed: April 2022