Data on the Register of Appeals and Tribunals and the Social Security Tribunal (FOI)
Data on the Register of Appeals and Tribunals and the Social Security Tribunal (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 01 May 2015.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
Confirm on what date(s) the register of Appeals and Tribunals and/or the chair or Deputy Chair of the social Security Tribunal were first informed that he Social Security Minister was considering making (or Intending to make) amendments to the law in respect of appeals to the Social Security Tribunal and the Medical Appeals Tribunal. These changes eventually came into force on 6th March 2015 in the form of the Social Security, Health Insurance and Income Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Jersey) Order 2015 (R&O.24/2015).
Provide copies of any correspondence that passed between the Registrar of Appeals and Tribunals and/or the Chair or Deputy Chair of the Social Security Tribunal on one side and the Social Security Minister or officers of the Social Security Department on the other side with respect to the proposed amendments to the law mentioned in (1) above.
Confirm whether the Registrar of Appeals and Tribunals and/or the Chair or Deputy Chair of the Social Security Tribunal agreed with the Minister to delay setting appeal hearing dates in respect of some or any appeals lodged before 6th March 2015 in order to give the Minister time to complete the drafting of the law changes and to bring them into force by means of R&O.24/2015.
Confirm whether appeals that were correctly lodged in accordance with the law as it stood before 6th March 2015, but which nevertheless stand to be heard and decided by the Tribunal on or after 6th March 2015, will be subject to the law as it stood before 6th March 2015 or the law as amended by R&O.24/2015 with effect from 6th March 2015.
The response document and its accompanying attachment can be downloaded below.
Part of the response contained personal information that could identify individuals. Those parts of the response were redacted before release to the applicant. The relevant exemption is given below.
Article 25 Personal Information
(2) Information is absolutely exempt information if:
(a) it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is not the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005; and
(b) its supply to a member of the public would contravene any of the data protection principles, as defined in that Law.