Your right to Access Social Welfare Records - SW 89


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If you are not satisfied with the decision of the FOI Officer or if you do not receive a reply within 4 weeks of the receipt of your request, (or an extended period agreed by you) you may ask for the decision to be reviewed at a higher level in the Department. A fee of €30 (€10 for medical card holders) will apply if you make an application for a review of a decision on a request for non-personal records.

If you are still not satisfied with the decision of the Reviewing Officer or you do not receive a reply within 3 weeks of the date of receipt of the review request, you have the right to appeal to the Information Commissioner, whose decision is final and conclusive.

A fee of €50 (€15 for medical card holders) will apply if you make an application to the Information Commissioner for a review of a decision on a request for non-personal records.

The Commissioner’s decision can only be appealed to the High Court on a point of law.

Last modified:26/04/2017
 

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