Social Welfare Appeal G0045

Year: 2012

Type of Social Welfare: Guardian's Payment Contributory

Deciding Body: Appeals Officer

The Appellant applied for Guardians Payment (Contributory) in respect of her grandson after his mother left the State. This was refused on the basis that the mother’s absence was only temporary and therefore the child could not be considered an “orphan” for the purpose of the legislation. An Appeals Officer disallowed the appeal by way of summary decision. NCL&MC sought a review of the decision under Section 318 of the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005.