Going to a appeal tribunal

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Going to a appeal tribunal

Postby pamr100 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:29 am

from the Benefits and Work newsletter-
Here’s an opportunity for you to help make a minister wish he hadn’t interfered.

Back in March we wrote about the Ministry of Justice’s (MoJ) employment and support allowance appeals video (external link) on Youtube. The video was pulled after less than a week, on the orders of senior officials.

Independent benefits expert Neil Bateman (external link), discovered that the video was taken down after employment minister Chris Grayling emailed the ministry complaining about, amongst other things, the fact that it told claimants:

that they are twice as likely to win their appeal if they appear in person rather than having a paper hearing;
that the DWP doesn’t normally send a representative to the hearing;
to send additional evidence to the tribunal, when Grayling wants it sent to the DWP.
Yesterday, three months later, the video reappeared and, to their credit, after their initial panic MoJ officials seem to have left it unaltered. The video is actually reasonably informative and reassuring for people who have no previous experience of appeal tribunals.

Normally, however, MoJ videos get very little attention – one has had just two views and few of the 120 videos on the MoJ channel gets more than a few hundred views.

If Grayling hadn’t intervened this video would probably also have remained largely unseen. Now, however, we’re asking Benefits and Work newsletter readers to make it the most popular video the MoJ has ever produced. The current record holder has had 4,269 views and the ESA video currently stands at 1,063.

So, please, make Grayling mad by taking a look at the video and passing the link on to anyone you think might benefit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L8EPHDjeqU (external link)
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Re: Going to a appeal tribunal

Postby MCT » Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:21 am

I saw this on Twitter and have tweeted the link a few times now.

The campaign seems to be working as there have now been over 7000 views so it has now exceeded the previous record for MoJ YouTube videos by a considerable margin!

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Re: Going to a appeal tribunal

Postby sweetleaf2 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:02 pm

cant find it, and your link doesnt lead to it, it says it has been removed by the user :roll:
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Re: Going to a appeal tribunal

Postby FluppyPuffy » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:21 pm

Googled the vid and all likys that I tried are now dead :-x :-x :-x
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Re: Going to a appeal tribunal

Postby darkcyde » Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:11 am

yep, removed again.....if it resurfaces, I will grab it and repost to my own channel...they can't delete it then! ;-)
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