Social Welfare Appeal G0014

Year: 2009

Type of Social Welfare: Family Income Supplement

Deciding Body: Appeals Officer

Family Income Supplement (FIS) claim. The Appellant shares custody of his children  with the children’s mother. The children reside with their mother in another EU State. The Appellant applied for Family Income Supplement. His application was refused by  the Deciding Officer on the grounds that the children did not reside with the Appellant in  the State and because he shared joint custody of them with ex-partner. The Appellant appealed this decision. The High Court had ruled in granting guardianship, access and custody of the children to the Appellant (initially sole custody and in a later decision, joint custody) that the children did reside in the State. On this basis, the Appeals Officer allowed the appeal.