This information is for Child Maintenance Service decisions made on or after 11 July 2016.
Mandatory Reconsideration process
To request a Mandatory Reconsideration you need to ask the office that made the decision to look at it again. Following the Mandatory Reconsideration stage you will receive a copy of a Mandatory Reconsideration Notice.
If your Child Maintenance Service decision was made before 11 July 2016, go to:
If you want to appeal the decision after a Mandatory Reconsideration, you must send your appeal directly to The Appeals Service:
You should send the completed appeal form with the Mandatory Reconsideration Notice to The Appeals Service (TAS) Belfast office.
You can also appeal by writing a letter to The Appeals Service (TAS).
If you apply in writing you must:
- provide reasons for the appeal
- sign it, or have someone legally authorised to act on your behalf
- include your Mandatory Reconsideration Notice