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HEAR / DARE Application Review and Appeals May Deadline

Wednesday, 1 May, 201901/05/2019 00:00 to 00:00 calendar icons 2019-05-01 00:00:00 2019-05-01 00:00:00 Europe/London HEAR / DARE Application Review and Appeals May Deadline REACH+ Event Reminder Ireland REACH+ info@careersportal.ie

The CAO Independant Commision will consider appeals from: 

  • The Applicants who missed the DARE or HEAR April 1 deadline, i.e. applicants who applied to DARE or HEAR by March 1st but did not provide any of the required supporting documents by April 1
  • Applicants to DARE or HEAR who have missed the April 1 deadline i.e. who have not provided any DARE or HEAR supporting documentation by the deadline can make an appeal to the CAO Independent Appeals Commission on the following grounds.
  • Appeals relating to missing the 1 April deadline will only be considered
Where a significant difficulty was encountered in gathering and/or submitting DARE or HEAR supporting documents, which was beyond the control of the applicant. The applicant must have made a reasonable and timely effort to get documentation (i.e. initiating this by 1 March).

Where a significant difficulty was encountered in gathering and/or submitting the correct DARE or HEAR supporting documents, which was beyond the control of the applicant, third party or objective documentary evidence must be provided to support this.

Examples of why an applicant might appeal on these grounds may include:

  • They had made reasonable attempts to request DARE or HEAR supporting documents in a timely fashion (i.e. initiating this by 1 March) but had not received documents in advance of 1 April.
  • A significant event occurred which was beyond their control, for example they were hospitalised for a significant period and as a result were unable to gather or submit their documents by 1 April.

Examples of documentary evidence may include:

  • A letter from the relevant body or organisation explaining that the applicant had requested supporting documentation for the purposes of DARE and/or HEAR and due to an oversight or unforeseen delay at the organisations end, they were unable to provide that documentation in a timely manner.
  • Email correspondence with the relevant body or organisation clearly showing that the applicant had requested supporting documentation for the purposes of DARE and/or HEAR and due to an oversight or unforeseen delay at the organisations end, they were unable to provide that documentation in a timely manner. DARE and HEAR reserve the right to verify correspondence with the third party.
  • A letter from a Consultant or professional working under the instruction of the Consultant outlining the details of the circumstances which prevented the applicant from meeting the 1 April deadline.

Applicants wishing to make an April 1 deadline appeal must:

  1. Write to the CAO Independent Appeals Commission stating the nature of their appeal.
  2. Provide objective documentary evidence to support their appeal.
  3. Provide the required supporting documentation e.g. DARE Section B and Section C forms or HEAR evidence of Income and/or Dept. of Social Protection payments.

Appeals of this nature must be made by May 1 to:

The Secretary,

CAO Independent Appeals Commission,

Tower House,

Eglinton Street,

Galway, Ireland.

Applicants who submitted any of the required supporting documentation by the April 1 deadline should not make an appeal to the CAO Independent Appeals Commission. They may avail of the Review & Appeals process if they receive an ineligible application outcome.

Full details here. 

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