4. Appeal to the Appeal Division
Get permission to appeal
You first have to get permission to appeal to the Appeal Division. This is called seeking leave to appeal.
To get leave to appeal, you must show that:
- you have new , or
- the General Division made a specific kind of mistake.
Take part in alternative dispute resolution
If you get permission to appeal, the SST may ask you to take part in alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
In ADR, a member of the Appeal Division leads a meeting with everyone involved in the appeal. The goal is to resolve your differences and reach an agreement. If that happens, you do not have to go to an appeal hearing.
Go to your hearing
If you do not reach an agreement after ADR or do not go to ADR, you have a hearing with the Appeal Division.
When you have the hearing, it's like you're starting your appeal all over again.
You do not have to prove that the General Division made a mistake. You can give new evidence.
And you do not have to send the evidence that you gave to the General Division. The Appeal Division already has that.
The process at the Appeal Division is similar to the General Division.
Get legal help
It's a good idea to get legal help if you go to the Appeal Division.
If you cannot afford a lawyer, a community legal clinic may be able to help you or refer you to someone who can.