This guide is intended for individuals who are attending the First-Tier Tribunal for an appeal against a decision taken about a benefit. There is also a short section on appeals in the Upper Tribunal. This guide may be updated from time to time. It is not to be construed as legal advice. This guide is also best read with or alongside Upper Tribunal Judge Edward Jacobs’ guide to ‘The Basics of Tribunal Representation’.  This guide is not intended to replace the advice and expertise of a suitably qualified and experienced representative that you may have. The intention is to provide some broad guidance, in plain language, about appeals in social security cases.  A glossary of terms is at the end.Introduction to tribunals in social security