Upper Tribunal Assistance Project

CPAG can provide advice and assistance to advisers and support workers helping claimants to challenge tribunal decisions in welfare benefit and tax credit cases.

Support provided

The support provided includes:

  • Advice on procedure and merits of cases;
  • Drafting applications for permission to appeal;
  • In some cases, taking on referral to CPAG for advocacy in the Upper Tribunal.

We are able to correspond with you about the case via email and telephone and can review the tribunal papers.

Who can access the service?

You are eligible to access the service if you are an adviser or support worker working to provide free advice and assistance to benefit or tax credit claimants living in England or Wales.

When should you access the service?

You can access the service if you have a client who is unhappy with the outcome of an appeal to the First-tier Tribunal and you want help in advising/assisting them to challenge the decision.

How to access the service

In order to access the service, please fill in the online referral form. This will generate an email to CPAG who will get back to you within three working days of the referral.

Please be aware before accessing the service of any deadlines that apply in the case.