Domiciliary Care Allowance - SW127

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  1. What is Domiciliary Care Allowance?
  2. Who may qualify?
  3. When and how do I apply?
  4. How is my claim decided?
  5. Checklist for Domiciliary Care Allowance application
  6. Reviews and Appeals
  7. For more information

If your application is refused, you may submit additional information and ask for the decision to be reviewed. If you provide new or additional medical evidence, another medical assessor will be asked to look at the case. A revised decision will be made if warranted.

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of this review or wish to appeal directly without a review being undertaken, you can appeal to the Social Welfare Appeals Office, which is independent of the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.

To appeal the decision:

Send your appeal directly to the Social Welfare Appeals Office at this address:

Social Welfare Appeals Office
D’Olier House
D’Olier Street
Dublin 2

Telephone: (01) 6732800
LoCall: 1890 74 74 34
by e-mail to within 21 days of the date you were notified of the decision.

If calling from outside the Republic of Ireland please call +353 1 6732800

Note: The rates charged for using 1890 (LoCall) numbers may vary among different service providers.

Last modified:14/09/2017