HMCTS has simplified the fee remission process for tribunal
fees so that applicants assess themselves and do not have to submit lengthy and detailed paperwork to support their application. Instead a check will be carried out with the Department for Work and Pensions to check eligibility.
HMCTS has developed a simpler and faster fee remission process in the employment tribunals. The new process, which is called "Help with Fees", came into force on 28 October 2015. Under the new scheme, applicants self-assess their eligibility for fee remission and are no longer required to submit paperwork in support of their application. Instead, HMCTS check directly with the Department for Work and Pensions whether an applicant is eligible for fee remission.