SM v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (SPC): [2017] UKUT 336 (AAC)

Upper Tribunal Administrative Appeals Chamber decision by Judge Wikeley on 10 August 2017.

Read the full decision in CPC/3137/2016.

Judicial Summary

Overpayments of state pension credit - Claimant pleaded guilty in associated criminal proceedings - DWP barred from FTT proceedings for non-compliance with FTT’s directions to produce response but then reinstated - PO, but not claimant, attended final FTT hearing - DWP filed final submission with FTT including revision of all previous decisions and statement of global O/P said to be recoverable - whether DWP’s final submission had been properly served by FTT on claimant - whether fair hearing - use of GAPS2 records - Upper Tribunal Judge’s comments on the various case management problems arising in appeals

Published 23 August 2017