Social Welfare Appeal G0015

Year: 2009

Type of Social Welfare: Jobseekers Allowance

Deciding Body: Appeals Officer

The Appellant applied for Jobseekers Allowance in 2008 and was refused on the basis that his means from self-employment as a taxi driver exceeded the means threshold for Jobseekers Allowance. The Appellant appealed the decision on the grounds that the Deciding Officer had used a subjective method of assessment of his means and had failed to fully consider the Appellant’s submissions and the evidence available.

In making her determination, the Appeals Officer calculated the Appellant’s income based on his tax returns for the two years before his claim. The Appeals Officer partially allowed the appeal.