Social Welfare Appeal G0048

Year: 2010

Type of Social Welfare: Jobseekers Allowance

Deciding Body: Appeals Officer

The Appellant in this case was refused Jobseekers Allowance [JA] on two occasions. In both decisions the Deciding Officers asserted that the Appellant’s means could not be determined due to his failure to supply specific documentation relevant to his financial circumstances.

The Appellant appealed both decisions. The Appeals Officers upheld the respective decisions of the Deciding Officers.  In both cases oral hearings were held. The decision that is the subject of this report relates to the second claim.The Deciding Officer disallowed the claim on 19th of June 2009. NCL&MC, on behalf of the applicant, appealed this decision on the 8th of July 2009, and an oral hearing was held on the 23rd of February 2010.

The Appeals Officer disallowed the Appeal on 4 May 2010 for the following reason:

Having considered all of the evidence in this case, both on file and at the oral hearing, I do not consider that the appellant has demonstrated that he fulfils the statutory conditions as to means and consequently I disallow his appeal