The Pensions Appeal Tribunal reopened our office in George House Edinburgh on 15th June 2020, after being closed for almost three months. At this time, we will be prioritising essential work as we try to get back to normal service. Please note that during this time we may not be back to a full complement of staff, so there may be a slight delay in responding to any queries. Also, owing to social distancing and health and safety measures within the building there will be no face to face hearings taking place for the foreseeable future.
The Pensions Appeal Tribunal hear appeals from ex-servicemen or women who have had their claims for a War Pension rejected by the Secretary of State for Defence.
The Tribunals' jurisdiction covers Scotland, and is independent from the Veterans Agency.
England, Wales and Northern Ireland have their own Tribunal
The Tribunals have been set up in their present form since 1943 although they have been in existence, as part of the Lord President of the Court of Session's responsibility since the War Pensions Act 1919.
The Pensions Appeal Tribunal is headed by a President who is legally qualified and supported by a panel of part-time Legal Chairmen, Medical Members and Service Members.