Starting in July 2018, the Social Benefits Tribunal (SBT) will progress to the use of electronic submissions from parties. The purpose of this is to improve the accessibility of the SBT by offering appellants another avenue of communication. Appellants still have the option of submitting documents by fax or mail.

The SBT has added a new Practice Direction on Communicating with the Social Benefits Tribunal and a new Form 10: Consent to Communicate by Email with the Social Benefits Tribunal. The SBT has also updated its Rules of Procedure to reflect these changes in communications. They will all come into effect on July 1, 2018.