Office of Social Security Commissioners and Child Support Commissioners, Belfast, Northern Ireland


The Social Security Commissioners and Child Support Commissioners are the specialised members of the judiciary appointed to hear and determine appeals on points of law from Appeal Tribunals under the Social Security and Child Support legislation.


2nd Floor
Royal Courts of Justice
Chichester Street
Belfast BT1 3JF

Tel:  0300 200 7812


Case Law

Department for Social Development NI. The benefit law section of this site is maintained by the Decision Making Services Unit of the Dept for Social Development and contains decisions, both reported and unreported, of the Northern Ireland Commissioners.

The Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals). This is the site maintained by the UK Tribunals Service and contains many decisions of the Upper Tribunal and of its predecessors the GB Commissioners

British and Irish Legal Information Institute. This is a site giving free access to a range of case law and legislation.


The Office of Public Sector Information

UK Legislation

Northern Ireland Legislation

Ministry of Justice

Northern Ireland Child Maintenance and Enforcement Division

Northern Ireland Housing Executive:


Advice NI:

Law Centre (NI)

Northern Ireland Association of Citizens Advice Bureau:

Rights Net:

The Housing Rights Service:

European Union

European Union

E.U. Legislation & Materials:

European Court of Justice:

Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights:

Republic of Ireland

Department of Social Protection

OSSC1 Form

If the Tribunal decision in your case is wrong you may wish to appeal or apply for leave (that is, permission) to appeal. Please click the below link.

OSSC1 Form 


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