Social Security and Child Suppor t
Notice of appeal against a decision of the
Department for Work and Pensions – Compensation Recovery Unit
Section 1 ABOUT THE DECISION YOU ARE APPEALING AGAINST
SSCS3 - Notice of appeal agains t a decision of the Department f or Work and Pensions Compensation Recover y Unit (01.19) © Crown copyright 2019
You should use this form to appeal against a decision made by the Compensation Recovery Unit of the Department for
Work and Pensions (DWP). For decisions regarding social security benets, you should use form SSCS1. For decisions
regarding child support or maintenance, you should use form SSCS2. If you need this form in an alternative format,
please see the note on page 7 of this form.
About this form
This form helps you provide all the information the tribunal requires to register your appeal. It will also ensure that your
appeal contains all the necessary details which the law requires.
How to ll in this form
Please use black ink to ll in this form and use BLOCK CAPITALS unless the form tells you not to.
You must complete Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 9.
If you want to attend a hearing, you must also complete Section 8.
If you have a representative, you must also complete Section 5.
What to include with this form
You must include a copy of the mandatory reconsideration notice which shows the decision you are appealing
against. You do not need to include evidence/information you have already sent to the Compensation Recovery Unit as
they will send it to us as part of their response.
This section is about your mandatory reconsideration notice.
This is the letter sent to you by the Compensation Recovery Unit
explaining that they have looked at your decision again.
Does your mandatory reconsideration notice tell you that you
have the right to appeal against the decision?
If No, please ensure you have read the section ‘Can I Appeal?’ in
the booklet SSCS1A ‘How to appeal against a decision made by the
Department for Work and Pensions’ before continuing with this form.
Please tick this box to conrm that you have attached a copy of the
mandatory reconsideration notice with your appeal form.
Remember to include a copy of your mandatory reconsideration
notice with your appeal form. If you do not do so, we will be
unable to register your appeal until this is provided.
Was the compensation payment reduced in accordance with
section 8 of the Social Security (Recovery of Benets) Act 1997 or
regulation 12 of the 2008 Mesothelioma Regulations?