Pensions appeal tribunal


Pensions appeal tribunal

Pensions Appeal Tribunal is a judicial tribunal in the United Kingdom having jurisdiction to hear and decide appeals against decisions of the Secretary of State in connection with applications for war pensions by former members of the military services. Appeals are made by virtue of the Pensions Appeal Tribunals Act 1943 sections 1,5 and 5A. War pensions (a term that covers lump sums awards and weekly pensions) are provided by the Government to former servicemen and women (and their widows/widowers) where they have suffered an injury or disease as a result of service. In addition, there exist a number of ancillary benefits available to war pensioners, such as Mobility Supplement. The tribunal deals with two Schemes: firstly, the War Pensions Scheme, which started in 1918 and continues in respect of injuries or deaths that occurred before 5 April 2005, and secondly, the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme, which relates to injuries or deaths on or after 5 April 2005. Each tribunal has a legal chairman, a medical member and a service member. The head of the tribunal is the President, who is assisted by a Deputy President, both of whom are also legal chairmen. Appeals from the tribunal against the rejection of claims are heard by a Commissioner. Appeals against the assessment of an award or pension are heard by the Administrative Court.

External links

* [http://www.pensionsappealtribunals.gov.uk/ Pensions Appeal Tribunal home page]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Pensions Regulator Tribunal — The tribunal set up under the Pensions Act 2004 to hear references from decisions made by the Pensions Regulator in the exercise of the regulatory functions detailed in section 93 of the Pensions Act 2004. The parties to a tribunal reference can… …   Law dictionary

  • Social Security Appeal Tribunal — The Social Security Appeal Tribunal is a tribunal in the United Kingdom which hears appeals from decisions made by the Department for Work and Pensions, Inland Revenue and local authorities regarding entitlement to various forms of social… …   Wikipedia

  • employment tribunal — A tribunal established by statute to hear and rule on certain disputes, including those arising out of employment. They generally consist of a legally qualified chairperson and two lay members with appropriate experience. They were formerly known …   Law dictionary

  • Ready Mixed Concrete (South East) Ltd. v. Minister of Pensions and National Insurance — [1968] 2 Q.B. 497 is a British labour law case concerning the definition of a contract of service, rather than a contract for services. The distinction is important because many employment law rights under the Employment Rights Act 1996 require… …   Wikipedia

  • New Zealand pensions referendum, 1997 — New Zealand This article is part of the series: Politics and government of New Zealand Constitution …   Wikipedia

  • James Alfred Davidson — James Alfred Davidson, OBE, naval commander and diplomat, was born on March 22, 1922. He died on May 6, 2004, aged 82.During the Second World War James Davidson served in every theatre of the war at sea. When peace came, he joined the… …   Wikipedia

  • Depleted uranium — The DU penetrator of a 30 mm round[1] Depleted uranium (DU; also referred to in the past as Q metal, depletalloy, or D 38) is uranium with a lower content of the fissile isotope U 235 than natural uranium (natural uranium is about 99.27% uranium… …   Wikipedia

  • David Hope, Baron Hope of Craighead — The Right Honourable The Lord Hope of Craighead KT PC FRSE Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom Incumbent Ass …   Wikipedia

  • Arthur Hamilton, Lord Hamilton — Arthur Campbell Hamilton, Lord Hamilton, PC (born Glasgow, 10 June, 1942), is Scotland s most senior judge. He was chosen as Lord Justice General and Lord President of the Court of Session in November 2005, succeeding Lord Cullen. [cite… …   Wikipedia

  • Kenneth Cameron, Baron Cameron of Lochbroom — Kenneth John Cameron, Baron Cameron of Lochbroom, (born 11 June 1931) is a retired Scottish judge.Born in Edinburgh, he was educated at Edinburgh Academy, at Corpus Christi, Oxford and at Edinburgh University. He became an Advocate in 1958 and… …   Wikipedia