Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Social Welfare Appeals
The independent Social Welfare Appeals Office is responsible for determining appeals against decisions in relation to social welfare entitlements. Any person wishing to appeal a decision on their entitlement to a social welfare payment should apply directly to the Social Welfare Appeals Office. It provides an independent, accessible appeals service which is free of charge.
My Department has no role in the regulation of any for-profit appeals services.
I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.