Reply To: Right of Appeal or not?


The claimant doesn’t actually request a re-determination, as such, they make a request for revision or appeal against the benefit award, as a result of which the authority makes the re-determination request on their behalf. (At least, I was under the impression that this is the ‘proper’ methodology.)

If the request for revision/appeal is unsuccessful, I don’t see that the claimant can demand the authority use its own (discretionary?) power to ask for a re-determination. Could an LA choice not to request a re-determination be classed as a relevant decision?

Unfortunately I cannot look at the DWP Manual on line as the in-house firewall software has decided that it has semi-pornographic content…