Preparing for an Appeal Tribunal

This course examines the process of preparing a client for a first-tier Tribunal and provides a thorough grounding in how to construct an effective written submission when working on a PIP or ESA case. Being run in partnership with The Benefits Training Company the course includes access to 12 months ongoing advice and support from The Benefits Training Co, via phone and email.

If you would like this training delivered to a group of 5 or more staff at your premises please enquire below or phone us on 0344 515 1155. Please note this option does not include the 12 months advice offer. We can tailor the course content to meet the specific needs of the group.
Public course dates
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3 Jul 2018 London £150.00 £150.00 £150.00
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Group training (5-18 staff): Commercial rate £955; Standard / Concessionary £890 + plus trainer’s expenses + VAT

Course contains

  • The decision making and appeals system
  • Assessing the case
  • The initial interview
  • The DWP submission
  • The medical report
  • Checking the PIP2/ESA50
  • Obtaining further evidence
  • Writing the submission
  • Using case law
  • Example written submission
  • The hearing
  • Appealing to the Upper Tribunal

Learning outcomes

After attending this course, you will:

  • Understand the legal framework that underpins the decision making and appeals system;
  • Understand the Tribunal Procedure Rules;
  • Be able to assess a DWP submission;
  • Know when and how to get further evidence;
  • Be able to find relevant legislation and case law in support of an appeal;
  • Have explored tactics including negotiating with the DWP before the appeal hearing;
  • Be able to construct the best written submission to the Tribunal;
  • Be able to describe what people should expect to happen on the day of the appeal hearing including who will be present and their roles;
  • Understand what happens after the appeal hearing and when there may be grounds to appeal to the Upper Tribunal;
  • Have access to advice regarding any course-related question for 12 months after the course.

Suitable for

This course is relevant for anyone who may need to help prepare a client for a health/disability related benefits appeal. The course assumes a working knowledge of the Work Capability Assessment and Personal Independence Payment.

Meet the trainer

David Stickland

David Stickland has been a Shelter trainer since 2003. He has extensive experience as a Citizens Advice and local authority benefits caseworker.

David now combines training with working in frontline advice. He is the lead trainer at The Benefits Training Co. and works as an adviser on a busy telephone advice service in London. He runs a large number of Shelter's Housing Benefit and Welfare Benefits courses.

Before becoming a benefits adviser, David worked abroad as an English language teacher where he developed an interactive training style that is engaging, informative and enjoyable.

CPD hours 5