To apply for 'credits', you should complete the application form CR35, and send it with a medical certificate, showing the date that you became incapable of work, to:
Department of Social Protection
Client Eligibility Services
Telephone: 01 4715 898
LoCall: 1890 690 690
If you are calling from outside the Republic of Ireland please call: +353 1 4715898
The rates charged for the use of 1890 (LoCall) numbers may vary among different service providers.