Your right to Access Social Welfare Records - SW 89

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Under the Freedom of Information Act, you have the right to:

  • access records of the Department of the Department of Social Protection (DEASP)
  • have official DEASP information relating to you amended where it is incomplete, incorrect or misleading
  • obtain reasons for acts of the Department that affect you.


You may not be able to access certain records which are exempt under the Act, for example, information relating to: another person; government meetings; law enforcement and security; confidential and commercially sensitive information.

Last modified:26/04/2017

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