Social Welfare (Consolidation) Act, 1993

Appeals and references to appeals officers.

[1990, s. 19(a)]

257.—(1) If any person is dissatisfied with the decision given by a deciding officer, the question shall, on notice of appeal being given to the Chief Appeals Officer within the prescribed time, be referred to an appeals officer.

[1981, s. 298(4)]

(2) Regulations may provide for the procedure to be followed on appeals and references under this Part.

[1981, s. 298(5)]

(3) An appeals officer, when deciding a question referred under subsection (1), shall not be confined to the grounds on which the decision of the deciding officer was based, but may decide the question as if it were being decided for the first time.