Owing to the Covid 19 pandemic, the Pensions Appeal Tribunal is operating at reduced capacity. Please note that until further notice our office at George House will be administered by a significantly reduced complement of staff. As a result there may be some delay in responding to any queries. If you need to contact us then we recommend that you e-mail us at PAT_Info_Mailbox@scotcourtstribunals.gov.uk and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
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.