Social Welfare Appeal G0034

Year: 2012

Type of Social Welfare: Jobseekers Allowance

Deciding Body: Appeals Officer

The Appellant was refused Jobseekers Allowance (JA) on the grounds that he had not shown how he maintained his household and met his financial commitments prior to making his claim for Jobseekers Allowance. In addition, the Deciding Officer (DO) was of the opinion that the Appellant had not made consistent efforts to obtain suitable employment. A revised decision was requested under S.317 of the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005. The appeal was disallowed on the basis that Appellant had not disclosed his means at the time of his application and the Appeals Officer (AO) was satisfied that the DO was correct in his findings that the Appellant was not genuinely seeking employment.