NEW! – Self-help resources at GMWRAG.

This site is run by volunteers and, although we can point claimants in the direction of local services, we’re not in a position to offer advice directly.

We share claimants frustration at difficulties in obtaining advice and/or representation and especially with the new trend of impeding justice by limiting access to key forms.

The Contact GMWRAG page still gets regular requests for advice though so we thought we’d add in our own little self-help section.

We still think the best thing you can do is get expert advice (please look at our “Advice In Greater Manchester” links on every page of this site) but we also recognise that more than ever people have tight deadlines to challenge decisions and a form to complete.

We’re starting small and we’ll build up as we go along. We welcome your suggestions but we intend to add some hot tips/frequently asked questions as soon as we can.

So, to start with we’re making form SSCS1 available to all and linking to some sites you might find incredibly useful if you need to challenge decisions. This section will eventually contain multiple pages and will become more structured as we go along. Bear with us.

GMWRAG believes that not including an appeals form with mandatory reconsideration decisions is a significant barrier to access to justice so we’re making the appeal form available here on a permanent basis.

Download the SSCS1 appeal form.

NB: Organisations wanting bulk copies could, at the time of writing, email ndc.leyhill@hmps.gsi.gov.uk but individuals can ring the Tribunals Service directly if you’re unable to download from here. In the North West we currently believe the correct number to be 0300 123 1142.

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