Title of Payment: Illness Benefit
The Appellant was in receipt of Illness Benefit from October 2007 until December 2010. Her on-going entitlement to Illness Benefit was examined on foot of an application by her for Invalidity Pension. (Please see Casebase Report G0051 for an overview of the original decision, and the decision of the Appeal’s Officer to uphold this decision and disallow the appeal.) Following the appeal decision, the Appellant was assisted by Roscommon Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS). On the 21st October 2013, MABS sought a review of the Appeal Officer’s (AO) decision under s.318 of the Principal Act 2005 (as amended). On the 25th of February 2014 the Chief Appeals Officer (CAO) revised the decision of the AO and allowed the appeal, finding that the AO had erred in law in finding that the Appellant had not rebutted the findings of two Medical Assessors that she was capable of work. It is this review under s.318 of the Principal Act that is the subject of this report.
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