Your right to Access Social Welfare Records - SW 89

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There is usually no charge for access to personal information. There is no fee in respect of requests for non-personal records since October 2014.

Search and retrieval and/or photocopying charges may apply.

FOI requests that involve up to 5 hours of search and retrieval are free. Full fees apply to requests involving more than 5 hours.

Multi-faceted or voluminous requests may be refused on administrative grounds.


To help avoid or reduce fees, please ensure requests refer to specific details and business areas.

Last modified:26/04/2017

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