Title of Payment: Illness Benefit
This case concerns a claim for Illness Benefit which was withdrawn as the Deciding Officer deemed that the Appellant was fit for work. This decision was appealed but the appeal was refused following a medical examination by Department Medical Assessors. The Appellant then, made a further application under Section 317 of the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 which led to the case being reopened and an oral hearing was granted. Following this hearing the appeal was allowed as the submissions of the Appellant and the medical evidence produced were held to be sufficient evidence of his inability to work. The Appeals Officer recommended periodic reviews in view of the Appellant’s improving condition.
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