1. The parties in an appeal are the Appellant(s) (a person who files an appeal) and the Respondent(s) (the person(s) defending the decision being appealed).
  2. The procedure is laid out in the Retirement Benefits (Tribunal) Rules, 2000.
  3. The appeal is lodged by way of Memorandum of Appeal which should set out concisely grounds of appeal, consecutively numbered.
  4. The Memorandum is to be signed by the Appellant or his/her representative and is to be accompanied by a statement of facts (also signed) setting out facts on which the appeal is based.
  5. Reference is to be made to documentary evidence if any or other evidence proposed to be adduced at the hearing.
  6. The original decision appealed from and each document or extract referred to which the appellant proposes to rely on at the hearing must be annexed.
  7. The appeal is entered by presentation of six (6) copies to the Tribunal Clerk with the requisite filing fees.
  8. The Appellant must serve the Respondent(s) (the Chief Executive Officer/Authority or any other party) with all documents filed within seven (7) days of filing at the Tribunal.
  9. If the Respondent does not admit facts then they must file a defence (accompanied by a statement of facts) with the Tribunal Clerk within twenty- one (21) days of being served with the Memorandum.
  10. Civil Procedure Rules are to apply in lodging and hearing of appeal subject to the provisions of the Retirement Benefits Act and Regulations.