Social Welfare Appeal G0042

Year: 2012

Type of Social Welfare: Disablement Benefit

Deciding Body: Appeals Officer

This case relates to an application for Disablement Benefit. The Appellant’s level of disablement was initially assessed at 7%. In 2009, it was reassessed at 1%. This decision was appealed. On appeal, the Appeals Officer (AO) found the degree of disablement to be 3%. In 2011, NCLC requested a revision of this decision under section 317 of the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 submitting that the decision of the AO was erroneous in light of new evidence. In 2012, the AO revised his decision, and the Appellant’s level of disablement was found to be 6%.