First-tier Tribunal (Social Security and Child Support)

What we do

We’re responsible for handling appeals against decisions relating to:

  • Attendance Allowance
  • Bereavement Allowance
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Child Benefit
  • child maintenance (child support)
  • Compensation Recovery Scheme (including NHS recovery claims)
  • Diffuse Mesotheliomia Payment Scheme
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Employment Support Allowance
  • funeral payments
  • Guardian’s Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Maternity Allowance
  • Pension Credit
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Sure Start Maternity Grant
  • tax credits
  • Universal Credit
  • Vaccine Damage Payment
  • Winter Fuel Payment

Who we are

We are part of the Social Entitlement Chamber, one of 7 chambers of the First-tier Tribunal which settles legal disputes and is structured around particular areas of law.

Tribunal information

Contact the First-tier Tribunal (Social Security and Child Support)

General enquiries (England and Wales)


0300 123 1142

Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm

General enquiries (Scotland)


0300 790 6234

Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm