by Leigh Rhodes - WEA CASO Officer
Claimants in England and Wales wishing to bring an appeal against decisions on War Pension and Armed Forces Compensation claims made after 5 April 2023, now appeal directly to the First Tier Tribunal, rather than the decision maker- Veterans UK. A new form (WPA1) and information on how to appeal is available at: War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Tribunal: How to appeal - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
In addition to the new procedure for appeals on decisions after 5 April 2023, new rules impose a requirement on Veterans UK, as the respondent, to serve evidence within 56 days for most AFCS and all WPS appeals, and 28 days for AFCS appeals where a reconsideration needs to be undertaken before the appeal proceeds.
Decisions dated on or before 5 April 2023 and live appeals already lodged with Veterans UK, will progress under the old rules.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss your case with me, you can log a case on the WEA client portal, or contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or on: 07827885515.