Social Security Appeal Authority
The Social Security Appeal Authority hears appeals made by beneficiaries about their benefits. In particular, it considers appeals against:
- Decisions made by the Chief Executive of the Ministry of Social Development that have been confirmed or varied by a Benefits Review Committee
- Decisions made by the Secretary for War Pensions in respect of Veterans' pensions and related matters.
Appeals to the Authority are by way of a rehearing. The Authority examines all the evidence available and makes its own decision about the case before it.