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18 June, 2020 Open access

Tribunals Judiciary confirms that there are no face to face social security hearings at present and, where an oral hearing is directed, it will probably take place as a telephone hearing

New guidance also confirms that some appeals are being determined more quickly where it leaves the appellant with no financial support

The Tribunals Judiciary has issued new guidance confirming that there are no face to face social security hearings at present due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and that where an oral hearing is directed it will probably take place as a telephone hearing.

In 'Social Entitlement Chamber Frequently Asked Questions', the Tribunals Judiciary advises that in respect of appeal hearings for social security and child support - 

In addition, in respect of the appeal decision, the guidance highlights that - 

Social Entitlement Chamber Frequently Asked Questions is available from judiciary.uk