Social Welfare Appeal G0084

Year: 2016

Type of Social Welfare: Child Benefit

Deciding Body: Appeals Officer

This case relates to a review of the Appellant’s entitlement to Child Benefit payable in respect of her daughter, aged 17.  The Appellant had been in receipt of Child Benefit since 1999. In January 2016, following an application for Child Benefit by another family member, the Appellant’s entitlement was reviewed.

On 20.1.2016 the Appellant was informed by letter that “Child Benefit Section has been advised that your child ****** left your household and no longer resides with you”. The Appellant was further advised that if this was the case, she was no longer entitled to be in receipt of Child Benefit in respect of her daughter. The Appellant was provided with an opportunity to comment on the Department of Social Protection’s (DSP) assertion, and submit  “any facts or circumstances ”relevant to the matter at issue before a decision was made.