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Download our ESA appeals guide

10 June 2009
Give yourself the best possible chance of winning your ESA appeal with the latest Benefits and Work publication.  The unique 35 page handbook guides you through every stage of the entire appeals process from deciding whether to appeal to attending a hearing and presenting a convincing case.

Employment and Support Allowance Appeals guide coverThe guide helps with appeals against decisions that you are capable of work and with appeals against decisions that you are only eligible for the work-related activity group and not the support group.

We tell you why asking for a revision before you appeal is generally not a good idea. We explain exactly what to write in your GL24 appeal form so that you don’t have to spend hours wondering what information to give at this early stage.  We also warn you of the potential risks of appealing.

We set out what your choices are for benefits claims whilst you’re appealing.  We tell you box-by-box how to complete the Tribunals Service enquiry form, which must be returned within 14 days or your appeal can be struck out.

We go through the process of preparing for your appeal, including understanding the large bundle of appeal papers that will one day drop through your letter box.  We explain how to write a submission if you wish to do so and even provide you with a sample copy.  We also warn you about new time limits introduced last year which even the Tribunals Service don’t yet seem to be properly aware of – but you can be sure the tribunal judge will be.

We tell you what will happen at your appeal hearing, right down to how you should travel to the hearing, what to wear, how to address the tribunal members and what to do if you’re not happy with the way the panel are treating you.

So, if you’re appealing about ESA, give yourself the best possible chance of getting the right decision by joining Benefits and Work right now.

Non-members can

download sample excerpts from the ESA appeals guide

to see what a difference this guide could make to your appeal.

If you are a member, download a copy from the members area.