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The Tribunal Procedure (First-tier Tribunal) (Social Entitlement Chamber) Rules 2008

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 Introduction

    1. 1.Citation, commencement, application and interpretation

    2. 2.Overriding objective and parties' obligation to co-operate with the Tribunal

    3. 3.Alternative dispute resolution and arbitration

  3. PART 2 General powers and provisions

    1. 4.Delegation to staff

    2. 5.Case management powers

    3. 5A.Coronavirus temporary rule (decisions without a hearing)

    4. 6.Procedure for applying for and giving directions

    5. 7.Failure to comply with rules etc.

    6. 8.Striking out a party's case

    7. 9.Substitution and addition of parties

    8. 10.No power to award costs

    9. 11.Representatives

    10. 12.Calculating time

    11. 13.Sending and delivery of documents

    12. 14.Use of documents and information

    13. 15.Evidence and submissions

    14. 16.Summoning or citation of witnesses and orders to answer questions or produce documents

    15. 17.Withdrawal

    16. 18.Lead cases

    17. 19.Confidentiality in social security and child support cases

    18. 20.Expenses in criminal injuries compensation cases

    19. 21.Expenses in social security and child support cases

  4. PART 3 Proceedings before the Tribunal

    1. CHAPTER 1 Before the hearing

      1. 22.Cases in which the notice of appeal is to be sent to the Tribunal

      2. 23.Cases in which the notice of appeal is to be sent to the decision maker

      3. 24.Responses and replies

      4. 25.Medical and physical examination in appeals under section 12 of the Social Security Act 1998

      5. 26.Social security and child support cases started by reference or information in writing

    2. CHAPTER 2 Hearings

      1. 27.Decision with or without a hearing

      2. 28.Entitlement to attend a hearing

      3. 29.Notice of hearings

      4. 30.Public and private hearings

      5. 30A.Coronavirus temporary rule (recording of remote hearings)

      6. 31.Hearings in a party's absence

    3. CHAPTER 3 Decisions

      1. 32.Consent orders

      2. 33.Notice of decisions

      3. 34.Reasons for decisions

  5. PART 4 Correcting, setting aside, reviewing and appealing Tribunal decisions

    1. 35.Interpretation

    2. 36.Clerical mistakes and accidental slips or omissions

    3. 37.Setting aside a decision which disposes of proceedings

    4. 38.Application for permission to appeal

    5. 39.Tribunal's consideration of application for permission to appeal

    6. 40.Review of a decision

    7. 41.Power to treat an application as a different type of application

  6. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

    2. SCHEDULE 1

    3. SCHEDULE 2

      Issues in relation to which the Tribunal may refer a person for medical examination under section 20(2) of the Social Security Act 1998

      1. An issue falls within this Schedule if the issue—

  7. Explanatory Note

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