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20/11/2017

How can I appeal a decision about my benefits?

Next steps

  1. Overview
  2. The appeals process
  3. Preparing your appeal
  4. Setting out your argument in writing
  5. Making arrangements for the tribunal
  6. Going to the hearing
  7. Tips for representing yourself
  8. Can I appeal against my council tax support or housing benefit decision?
  9. Sample letters for requesting evidence
  10. Next steps

  1. Useful contacts
  2. Still looking for help?

Useful contacts

Valuation Tribunal Service (VTS)

The valuation tribunal is an independent appeals body for citizens to use when challenging decisions of the Valuation office agency or local councils in matters of council tax or business rates.

Address - 2nd Floor, 120 Leman Street, London, E1 8EU

Telephone - 0300 123 2035

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice is a network of 316 independent charities throughout the United Kingdom that give free, confidential information and advice to assist people with money, legal, consumer and other problems. Web chat available on website.

Telephone - 03444 111 444

Same as costs calling 01 or 02 for landline

The Law Society

The Law Society of England and Wales is the professional association that represents and governs the lawyers' profession for the jurisdiction of England and Wales.

Telephone - 020 7320 5650

Turn2us

National charity that helps people in financial hardship gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services.

Address - 200 Shepherds Bush Road, London W6 7NL

Telephone - 0808 802 2000

Free Helpline
(09:00 – 20:00 Monday - Friday)

Within this subject

  1. Overview
  2. The appeals process
  3. Preparing your appeal
  4. Setting out your argument in writing
  5. Making arrangements for the tribunal
  6. Going to the hearing
  7. Tips for representing yourself
  8. Can I appeal against my council tax support or housing benefit decision?
  9. Sample letters for requesting evidence
  10. Next steps
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