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What is appealable?

For a full list of the schemes which come within the jurisdiction of the Social Welfare Appeals Office click here.

How to Make an Appeal

Every Appeal must be made in writing and addressed to:

The Chief Appeals Officer
Social Welfare Appeals Office
D'Olier House
D'Olier Street
Dublin 2​

D02 XY31

Notice of Appeal forms are available from the Social Welfare Appeals Office, from local offices of the Dept of Social Protection or by scrolling to the Notice of Appeal Form below.

The notice should be lodged within 21 days of notification of the decision under appeal. An appeal received after this time may be accepted at the discretion of the Chief Appeals Officer.

The notice of appeal should contain:

  • Your Name and Address
  • Your Personal Public Service Number (PPS No. - same as RSI No.) 
  • The decision you are appealing
  • A statement of all the facts and contentions you intend to rely on in the appeal. Documentary evidence submitted in support of the appeal should be enclosed along with the notice of appeal. 
  • A copy of the letter notifying the decision on your claim should be enclosed.

There is no charge for lodging an appeal.

Notice of Appeal Form

If you wish to make an appeal you can download the appeal form from the link below. 

For the Printable Version (PDF) of this form As Gaeilge select this link

For the Printable Version (PDF) of this form in English select this link

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