Social Welfare Appeals Office - SW 56


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Your request for an oral hearing will not be granted where there is no prospect that additional information could be provided that would affect the outcome of your appeal.

Examples of such types of appeal include the following:

  • Appeals against assessment of means on the grounds that the assessment did not take into account expenses such as payment of mortgage/rent, utility bills, loans etc. In these types of cases, if the legislation does not allow for such expenses to be taken into account then an appeal on this basis would have no chance of success.
  • Appeals relating to PRSI conditionality where a minimum number of contributions are required to qualify. If you don't have sufficient contributions there would be nothing to be gained from an oral hearing.
Last modified:12/09/2016