Employment & Assistance Appeal Tribunal of BC

Glossary

appeal record
the appeal record for the Tribunal is initially comprised of the Notice of Appeal and the record of the ministry decision. As the appeal progresses, it also includes submissions, any additional information admitted into evidence at the hearing, and the Tribunal decision
appellant
a person who commences an appeal under section 21 of the Employment and Assistance Act
business day
a day other than Saturday, Sunday, or a statutory holiday
independent
the activities of the Tribunal are separate and operate at “arms length” from both ministries
members
a member of the Tribunal appointed by the Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation under section 19(2) of the Act
minister
the Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation or the Minister of Children and Family Development, depending on context
ministry
the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation or the Ministry of Children and Family Development, depending on context
notice of appeal
the appeal form specified by the Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation that must be submitted to the Tribunal in order to commence an appeal
oral hearing
a hearing that is conducted with the parties present in person, by teleconference, or by video conferencing
panel
the member(s) appointed by the Tribunal Chair under section 22(1) of the Employment and Assistance Act to hear an appeal
panel chair
the chair of a panel appointed under section 22(2) of the Employment and Assistance Act
party
in relation to an appeal to the Tribunal, the appellant and the minister whose decision is under appeal
reconsideration decision
the final ministry decision pertaining to the initial request and the decision that may be appealed to the Tribunal
record of the ministry decision
the information and records that were before the minister when the reconsideration decision under appeal was made
representative
an agent, lawyer, or advocate representing a party during an appeal
tribunal
the Employment and Assistance Appeal Tribunal established under section 19(1) of the Employment and Assistance Act
tribunal chair
the Chair of the Tribunal appointed under section 19(2)(a) of the Employment and Assistance Act
witness
a person who provides oral evidence at a hearing
written hearing
a hearing that is conducted through the submission of written evidence and written argument