Social Welfare Appeal G0054

Year: 2014

Type of Social Welfare: Jobseekers Allowance

Deciding Body: Appeals Officer

This case involved the Department of Social Protection seeking to recover an alleged overpayment in respect of Jobseekers Allowance in the amount of €12,952.40. Northside Community Law and Mediation Centre (NCL&MC)  submitted that the Department of Social Protection was not entitled to recover an overpayment unless the action was grounded upon a decision by a Deciding Officer, and reasons provided as to how the overpayment arose.

The department decided not to pursue the debt.