First Tier Tribunal appeals process - What happens when your appeal form is received?

If you appeal against a benefit or tax credit decision a First Tier Tribunal will deal with your appeal. This guide goes through the process of what happens after your appeal is received.

What happens when your appeal form is received?

When the Tribunals or Appeals Service receive your appeal, they will send you or your representative (if you mentioned one on your appeal form) confirmation which will contain:

  • Contact details for the Tribunal

  • Your unique appeal number to be quoted by you if you contact them

  • Information they have about your appeal 

  • An enquiry form, which you will need to fill in and return within two weeks.


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