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Routinely Available Information

The following classes of records are held in the Social Welfare Appeals Office.

Internal administration

Records in this category involve the day to day management of the Office such as the publication of annual report, etc.

Appeals administration: 

Records in this category include statistical material on appeals, which is available in the Annual Report.

Appeals legislation: 

The records include Acts and Regulations, relevant Court judgements.

FOI Disclosure Log: 

Non-Personal Requests 2015 to date:

Summary of Non-Personal FOI Requests to the Social Welfare Appeals Office from January 2015 to date:

*FOI Disclosure Log (Non-Personal Requests)

 

Updated 05/02/2019

Date of Request

Requester Category

SOCIAL WELFARE APPEALS OFFICE (SWAO) FOI Requests (Categories of Records Sought)  - Summary

Decision Made

Date of Reply

30/01/2018-9931

Journalist

The number of appeals made to the Social Welfare Appeals Office against sanctions placed on jobseekers payments, and the outcome of the appeals from 2011 to 2017

Granted

27/02/2018

14/11/2018-11910

Organisation

Please provide copies of all decisions of the SWAO concerning the status of individuals as employed or self employed made to date in 2018.

The names of the individual concerned and the employer may be redacted.

Please provide the information electronically by email in its original format.”

Refused

11/12/2018

13/12/2018-12093

Organisation

Please provide a copy of the SWAO procedures manual or similar records to provide instructions and guidance to SWAO adjudicators when they handle appeals.

Please provide the information electronically by email in its original format

  Granted

 15/01/2019

 

 

Personal records: 

Records in this category include a computerised tracking system containing limited personal information for monitoring appeals, correspondence relating to appeals and reviews of appeals, copies of decisions, etc. Most of the personal information relating to the appeal will be on the file held by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.

The FOI Act is designed to allow public access to information held by public bodies which is NOT routinely available through other sources.

Last modified: 12/08/2015