Child Support and Social Security Benefits: Appeals

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 12th July 2018.

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Photo of Ronnie Cowan Ronnie Cowan Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Infrastructure)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many First-tier tribunal cases relating to to (a) social security and (b) child support claims have taken place in Inverclyde constituency in each of the last five years.

Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Holding answer received on 09 July 2018

The information requested is provided in the table below.

FYTD5

Greenock1

Glasgow2

Social Security3

Child Support4

Total Cleared

Number cleared at hearing

Number cleared without a hearing

Total Cleared

Number cleared at hearing

Number cleared without a hearing

2013-2014

1670

1470

200

46

32

14

2014-2015

514

404

110

28

19

9

2015-2016

773

675

98

60

48

12

2016-2017

703

604

99

35

24

11

2017-20186

1127

984

143

67

48

19

  1. Social Security and Child Support appeals are normally registered to the venue nearest to the appellant’s home address. We cannot retrieve data based on the appellant’s actual address, but can produce reports detailing the number of cases that were dealt with at one of our regional centres or heard at a specific venue. Inverclyde appeals are registered to the Greenock venue, with the exception of Child Support Appeals which are registered to the Glasgow venue.
  2. Data for Glasgow will include all Child Support Appeals heard at that venue, not just those living in the Inverclyde Area.
  3. Social Security Appeals include all appeals received in the First-tier Tribunal (Social Security and Child Support) with the exception of those in relation to specific Child Support Benefits (e.g. Child Support Assessments, Child Support Reform).
  4. Child Support relates to appeals relating to Child Support Benefit (e.g. Child Support Assessments, Child Support Reform).
  5. By financial year - from April to March.
  6. Data April 17 to March 18 are provisional data and are subject to change.

Although care is taken when processing and analysing the data, the details are subject to inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale management system and are the best data available.

The data may differ slightly to those of the published stats as these data were run on a different date.

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