Who can appeal
The following people can appeal:
- The benefit claimant
- An appointee dealing with a claim on the claimant's behalf if the claimant is unable to manage their affairs
- A landlord or landlord's agent in certain circumstances
- Any other person from whom the authority intends to recover an overpayment
If the claimant is appealing against the decision the request must be signed by the claimant.
If the representative is appealing against the decision the request must be signed by the claimant and the representative.
If the landlord is making the appeal the request must be signed by the landlord.