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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Appeals more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the target waiting time is for benefit tribunals; and what the timeframe is for that target to be met. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Tyneside remove filter
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Mary Glindon more like this
star this property uin 274534 remove filter
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice has not set a target waiting time for benefit appeals to be heard in the Social Security and Child Support (SSCS) jurisdiction. This is because waiting times fluctuate geographically owing to a number of factors including venue capacity, the volumes of benefit decisions made locally, the complexity of the case and the availability of panel members. Furthermore, the listing of appeals, including consideration of whether a hearing should be expedited, is a function of the Tribunal’s judiciary. There are also no targets for staffing levels for medical members, disability qualified members or judges in the SSCS jurisdiction. Levels are set based on forecast receipts to the SSCS jurisdiction, outstanding workload, and venue capacity.</p><p> </p><p>HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HCMTS) is taking positive steps to reduce the waiting time for appeals to be heard in the SSCS jurisdiction. In 2018, 232 medical members and 118 disability-qualified members were additionally appointed to the SSCS jurisdiction and an extra 129 fee-paid judges have recently been appointed. The SSCS jurisdiction will also benefit from 100 salaried judges and 170 fee-paid judges being recruited across tribunals more widely. In addition, HMCTS is developing a new digital system with a view to enabling speedier processing of appeals and a better service for all parties to the proceedings. Case-management “triage” sessions are also being conducted, with the aim of reducing the number of cases that need to progress to an oral hearing.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 274535 more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T17:10:49.007Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T17:10:49.007Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mary Glindon more like this