A Deciding Officer from the Department of Social Protection decides on every claim for Illness Benefit.
If you are not satisfied with the decision, you can have it reviewed. You can also appeal it to the Social Welfare Appeals Office, either straight away or after the review.
To request a review:
Illness Benefit Section
Department of Social Protection
Áras Mhic Dhiarmada
A Deciding Officer will review your case. If you are not satisfied with the decision after the review, you may appeal it to the Social Welfare Appeals Office, which is independent of the Department of Social Protection.
To appeal the decision:
Send your appeal directly to the Social Welfare Appeals Office at the address below or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org within 21 days of the date you were
notified of the decision.
Social Welfare Appeals Office
LoCall: 1890 74 74 34
For more information, log on to www.welfare.ie.