Making Enquiries Into Claims: Closure Application Made
If the claimant feels that the officer has no reasonable grounds for continuing with the enquiry, the claimant may apply to the tribunal for a direction to close the enquiry. If a direction is given the officer is required to conclude the enquiry and issue a formal closure notice.
Where the claim was made in a return and the enquiry was opened under section 9A, section 28(4) will apply.
Where the claim was made outside of a return and the enquiry was made under para.5(1), para.7(5) applies
Closure applications are covered in more detail at EM1976+