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Cost of a tribunal

ib
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Does anyone know how much an ESA or DLA tribunal actually costs, please?

John Birks
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A recent FOI request was anawered by TS and stated £279 for a SSCS appeal. I’ve got it in front of me on paper and I’m sure the document is on here (rightsnet) somewhere.

[ Edited: 13 Aug 2010 at 11:34 am by John Birks ]
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Thank you!

Kevin D
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It may (or may not) also be of interest that, in my experience, the average time taken to compile a full submission for a HB/CTB appeal is 2-3 days.  This is the time taken from picking up the papers for the first time and completing all the admin / despatching etc.  Some take a bit less than a day; others several days.  Some LAs claim to do 2 per day, others more or less concur with my own experience.  Personally, I cannot see how it is possible to *properly* deal with 2 appeals per day.  The cost to an LA is obviously down to how much they are paying staff who deal with appeals.