It is almost the middle of the year and yesterday I received a document which indicated that the appeal number at the Social Secuirty Tribunal for 2014 was appeal 14-20XX
This appears to mean that the Social Security Tribunal have received another 2000 appeals so far this year.
From review of previous statistics obtained under the freedom of information act - there were usually around 3000 appeals received each year by the old Review Tribunal.
I am just wondering how there is going to be any progress made on the delays and backlogged appeals. At more than 7000 legacy appeals - we can say that represents two years of back logged work - then they will have 2013 appeals backlogged - and then another 2000 received in 2014.
The math does not add up - and I worry that if there is preassure to move these appeals - that they are not going to be given the due consideration and time that they should - in order to make the right decision.
I know there have been many people who are writing to their MPs to see if they can get some movement on their appeals - I hope this will help and there is an example of the letter to write on this blog.
Yesterday there was another stupid denial from CPP disability - time to turn the attention on to why the Social Security Tribunal are receiving all these appeals - it is because CPP is denying clients that should not be?