To apply to become a homemaker, complete the application form HM 1 which is available online at www.welfare.ie and send it with the relevant certificates and documents to:
Homemaker's Scheme Section
Department of Social Protection
Telephone: (01) 47 158 98
LoCall: 1890 690 690
If you are calling from outside the Republic of Ireland call +353 1 4715898.
Certificates needed with your application:
- Your birth certificate (if born outside the Republic of Ireland).
- Birth certificate(s) for all people in your care (if born outside the Republic of Ireland).
We do not accept photocopies of certificates.
You can get certificates for application purposes from the Superintendent of Births, Deaths and Marriages (in your area) at a reduced charge. You can also get certificates for application purposes from:
General Register Office
Telephone: (0) 90 6632900
LoCall: 1890 252 076
If you are calling from outside the Republic of Ireland call +353 (0) 90 663 2900
If you are not able to get the certificate(s) immediately, send in your application form with a note stating that you will send in the certificate(s) as soon as possible.