How to appeal a decision by DWP (SSCS1A)

What you need to do to appeal a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) decision about social security benefits.

Applies to England, Scotland and Wales



A guide to help you complete these appeal forms:

  • Form SSCS1: for social security benefits decisions
  • Form SSCS2: for child support/maintenance decisions
  • Form SSCS3: for compensation recovery decisions
Published 1 March 2018
Last updated 26 January 2022 + show all updates
  1. Updated SSCS1A published.

  2. Amended guidance documents to support changes to the SSCS1 appeal form.

  3. Revised SSCS1a guidance, large print and Welsh versions uploaded.

  4. Added revised Welsh version of SSCS1a.

  5. First published.