Social Welfare Appeals Office - SW 56


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The Appeals Officer’s decision is normally final and conclusive but may be appealed to the High Court on any question of law.

However, it may be subject to review in the following circumstances:

  • by an Appeals Officer where new facts or evidence which are relevant to the original decision are brought to notice since the appeal decision was given, or
  • by the Chief Appeals Officer where it is considered that the decision was wrong by reason of a mistake in relation to the law or the facts.

In making a request for a review of an appeal decision you must enclose the new evidence, or, if you are seeking a review by the Chief Appeals Officer, you must give specific reasons why you believe a mistake has been made regarding the law or the facts.

Last modified:12/09/2016