Social Welfare Appeal G0039

Year: 2012

Type of Social Welfare: Jobseekers Allowance

Deciding Body: Appeals Officer

This case deals with a refusal of Jobseekers Allowance on the basis that the Appellant’s means were in excess of the weekly statutory limit. In this case the means were derived from two properties. This case is also linked with case report G0039(1).

The decision was appealed on the grounds that valuation of the properties was too high and it followed that the means figure was incorrect. Initially the appeal was refused; however, upon receipt of documentation proving the overvaluation, the Appellant’s appeal was allowed under Section 317 of the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005. Please see report G0039(1) for the outcome of the case on appeal under Section 317.