Does the clock stop?

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  • #45723
    GSL
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    As I understand things the applicant can go direct to the VT after two months if they have not had a response to their reconsideration request.

     

    What if the council is chasing evidence from a third party and is trying to resolve the appeal? Can a holding reply be sent to prevent people going to the VT at the point the two month limit is reached so adequate time is allowed for issues to be resolved and considered before issuing a full response?

     

    If not then I am fearful there will be more cases than necessary getting into the VT arena than is necessary

    #128659
    Anonymous
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    It would appear so

    Section 16 LGFA 1992

    )The conditions are that—
    (a)the aggrieved person is notified in writing, by the authority on which he served the notice, that the authority believes the grievance is not well founded, but the person is still aggrieved;
    (b)the aggrieved person is notified in writing, by the authority on which he served the notice, , but the person is still aggrieved;
    (c)the period of two months, beginning with the date of service of the aggrieved person’s notice, has ended without his being notified under paragraph (a) or (b) above.

    Unless you notify that you agree or disagree then after two months there is a right to go to VT –

    Even if you agree and taken “steps to deal with the grievance” i.e you agree with the appeal and put it right the aggreived person can still got to VT

    Welcome to the world of VT

    #128665
    peterdelamothe
    Keymaster

    Which is not unreasonable; we are talking months to resolve a Council Tax bill.

    If the matter is dealt with then there will be no “grievance” left of course…but “dealt with” means different things to different folk and if there is an outstanding amount to pay, then it will be up to the appellant to demonstrate the issue is within jurisdiction.

    I dont think there is a need to exaggerate this though….the first two years are likely to be difficult with so many having to pay more. We always knew that.

    If after the election, local schemes treat pensioners in the same way …..? Now that might be a bit of an issue!

    #128658
    RobBox
    Participant

    Appeal and Time Limits


    Same question as I raised last week…..answer….who knows!

    #128894
    seanosul
    Participant

    There is no concept of within jurisdiction, that is a Benefit thing. NOT a CTR thing.

    There are no exclusions

    The conditions are that—
    (a)the aggrieved person is notified in writing, by the authority on which he served the notice, that the authority believes the grievance is not well founded, but the person is still aggrieved;
    (b)the aggrieved person is notified in writing, by the authority on which he served the notice, , but the person is still aggrieved;
    (c)the period of two months, beginning with the date of service of the aggrieved person’s notice, has ended without his being notified under paragraph (a) or (b) above.

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