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Social Security Benefits: Appeals

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 200130, tabled on 10 June 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average length of time is for appeals for those who have had their benefits sanctioned.

Answered on

16 June 2014

The First-tier Tribunal (Social Security and Child Support), administered by HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS), hears appeals against Department for Work and Pensions' (DWP) decisions on a range of benefits.

HMCTS does not record data specifically relating to appeals against sanctions imposed by DWP and does not therefore hold the information requested.

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