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Appeals and reassessment

Request a reassessment

If you believe the means of assessment statement is incorrect, please supply information to allow your application to be checked.

You can also ask for a reassessment, if you have information that could make a difference, but was not included in your original application.

Medical reports provided by your GP or hospital consultant will be assessed by a medical officer and you may be granted a medical card or GP visit card on a discretionary basis.

Appeals office

You may make an appeal to:
The National Appeals Office,
An Clochar,
Ballyshannon Health Campus,
College Street,
Ballyshannon,
Co. Donegal.

The appeals process

The appeal will be conducted by HSE staff who were not involved in assessing your original application.

The appeals process considers if:

  • income and expenses have been appropriately assessed
  • you are in a category of people who are exempt from the financial means assessment

The appeals office will forward your correspondence to us if they believe a reassessment is more appropriate.

This may delay a decision and you are advised to pursue the reassessment option first. If you request a reassessment and an appeal at the same time, this will delay the decision.