Over 7,000 people successful in Social Welfare appeals

Over 7,000 people successfully appealed decisions by the Department of Social Welfare on their entitlements last year.

Over 7,000 people successfully appealed decisions by the Department of Social Welfare on their entitlements last year.

The Annual report of the Appeals office, published this lunchtime, also shows a fall in the number of appeals of almost 2,000.

Minister for Social, Community & Family Affairs Mary Coughlan says she is happy with the findings.

“The 9% fall in the numbers of appeals received, and the parallel efficiency in processing appeals, reflects the hard work and customer focus not only of the appeals office, but also of the whole Department," she said.

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