Fee : The daily fee is £338.56 a day. After a medical member has sat for 20 days in any financial year, the fee is £406.50 a day
Locations : Across England, Wales and Scotland. Members are expected to make themselves available to the tribunal for at least 15 days a year.
The JAC has been asked to identify up to 200 candidates to recommend for the post of Fee-paid Medical Members of the First-tier Tribunal, Social Entitlement Chamber.
About the tribunal
The Social Entitlement Chamber (Social Security and Child Support) of the First-tier Tribunal hears appeals relating to a wide variety of benefit decisions made by central government.
The tribunal’s composition depends on the nature of the appeal. All tribunals include a tribunal Judge. Tribunals, which include a medical practitioner, and in some cases, a member with specialist knowledge of disability issues, also hear appeals that involve medical issues.
As a tribunal medical member, you will hear appeals relating to :
You will use your professional expertise to analyse the medical evidence provided in order to advise other tribunal members.
During the hearing, you and your fellow tribunal members will decide appeals by considering facts and applying the relevant law.
Before the hearing commences, you will also need to read and assimilate appeal papers, some of which can be substantial and complex.