Mandatory reconsideration goes live in Northern Ireland
From today, 23 May 2016, Mandatory reconsideration is the initial stage that a person must go through in challenging a social security decision made on or after that date.
For decisions made from that date, it is no longer possible to lodge an appeal against a social security decision unless a Mandatory Reconsideration Decision Notice is attached to the appeal.
Read our information briefing for advisers: Mandatory Reconsideration and Direct Lodgement of Appeals
The Law Centre will run a one-day training session on mandatory reconsideration on 22 June in Belfast (10am to 4pm).
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