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Office of the Disability Appeals Officer

Published: 21 October 2019
From: Department of Health

The Disability Appeals Officer

The Disability Appeals Officer is an independent officer appointed by the Minister for Health. He or she provides an appeals service for persons who wish to appeal:

  • against a finding or recommendation of a Complaints Officer of the Health Service Executive made under Section 18(1) of the Disability Act 2005 (“the 2005 Act”), or
  • against the failure of the HSE or an Educational Service Provider(ESP) to implement a recommendation of a complaints office.

Information Booklet

Information for Applicants Booklet


Appeal Form

Office of the Disability Appeals Officer- Appeal Form


Disability Act 2005

Section 18 (1) Disability Act 2005


HSE Complaints

The Disability Act 2005 provides for a special complaints and appeals procedure which you can use if you are unhappy with your child's assessment of need or Service Statement. It also provides a process for dealing with complaints about access for people with a disability.

For more information, please see the HSE's website.

Annual Reports

Office of the Disability Appeals Office Annual Report 2018


Office of the Disability Appeals Officer- Annual Report 2017



Determinations 300 to 349


Determinations 350 to 369


Determinations 370 to 399


Determinations 400 to 449


Determinations 450 to 499


Contact Us


Office of the Disability Appeals Officer,

Block 1, Miesian Plaza, 50 – 58 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin, D02 XW14

LoCall: 1850 211 583

Email: appeal@odao.ie

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