Guides:

How to appeal to the Asylum Support Tribunal

Ask an advice agency to help you make an appeal. But if no one is helping you, read this guide for how to make an appeal on your own.

Hearing room
One of the Tribunal's hearing rooms

If the Home Office says you cannot have (or continue having) housing and money payments, you may be able to appeal to the Asylum Support Tribunal.

The Tribunal decides an appeal by reading your documents (paper hearing) or speaking to you (oral hearing).

See below:

Tip: Read  Guide to writing the appeal form and What happens on the day of your appeal to find out more about oral and paper hearings.

Can I make an appeal?

Section 95 support

The Tribunal will usually decide your appeal if:

  • You have asked for support and the Home Office refuses your application.
     
  • ​You are getting support and the Home Office says this must stop because you have not followed the rules ('breach of conditions').

The Tribunal will not usually decide your appeal if:

​You are getting support and this stops because your asylum claim has finished (you are ‘appeal rights exhausted’).

Section 4 support

The Tribunal will usually decide your appeal if:

  • You have asked for support and the Home Office refuses your application.
     
  • ​You are getting support and the Home Office says this must stop.

The Tribunal's Powers

The Tribunal decides if you should get, or keep getting, asylum support.

The Tribunal does not decide:

How to make an appeal

Step 1:

Step 2:

Send the Tribunal:

Emailing the Notice of Appeal form and Home Office letter to asylumsupporttribunals@justice.gov.uk is the quickest and safest way to send the form. We strongly suggest you do this, if possible.

If you cannot send by email, post your Notice of Appeal form and Home Office letter to: Tribunals Service, Asylum Support, 2nd Floor, Import Building, 2 Clove Crescent, London E14 2BE.

Calendar

When to make an appeal

If you get a Home Office letter saying support is refused or being stopped, send your Notice of Appeal to the Tribunal in the next 3 days (not including Saturday or Sunday).

You can still try to appeal after 3 days of getting the Home Office letter. But you must explain on the appeal form why your appeal is late.

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