The following classes of records are held in the Social Welfare Appeals Office.
Records in this category involve the day to day management of the Office such as the publication of annual report and so on.
Records in this category include statistical material on appeals, which is available in the Annual Report.
The records include Acts and Regulations and 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 5 February 2019
Date of Request
Social Welfare Appeals Office (SWAO) FOI Requests (Categories of Records Sought) - Summary
Date of Reply
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
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.”
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
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 and so on. 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.