Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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Do the DWP need to attend a tribunal to appeal the judges decision

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georgehenry53
georgehenry53 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
Do the DWP need to attend a tribunal to appeal the judges decision

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  • Matilda
    Matilda Community member Posts: 2,593 Disability Gamechanger
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    No, they don't.
  • Misscleo
    Misscleo Community member Posts: 647 Pioneering
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    What do they need then tell us the rest
  • Matilda
    Matilda Community member Posts: 2,593 Disability Gamechanger
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    You'd have to ask the DWP why they ask for statements of reasons in some cases and not others, and very occasionally appeal to an upper tier tribunal.

    The answer to the OP's question is that DWP do not need to have attended the hearing in order to ask for an SOR and maybe appeal.  Many members have reported that DWP have asked for an SOR where they have not attended the hearing.
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