How do I apply?


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You can get an application form, NFS1, from any post office, your local Social Welfare Office or by text request ( see Section 11).

If you are getting a payment from the Department of Social Protection and you have not already received an application form, complete and send form NFS1 to the appropriate Section, as listed below.

If you are getting: Send your completed form to:
  • Invalidity Pension
  • Pre-Retirement Allowance
  • Disability Allowance
  • Incapacity Supplement
Social Welfare Services
Ballinalee Road
Longford
LoCall: 1890 927 770 (from Republic of Ireland only)

If you are getting: Send your completed form to:
  • Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's (Contributory) Pension
  • Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's (Non-Contributory) Pension
  • Deserted Wife's Benefit or Allowance
  • State Pension (Contributory) or (Non-Contributory)
  • State Pension (Transition)
  • Blind Pension
  • Prisoner's Wife's Allowance
  • One-Parent Family Payment
  • Guardian's Payment (Contributory)
  • Guardian’s Payment (Non-Contributory)
Social Welfare Services
Pension College Road
Sligo
LoCall: 1890 500 000 (from Republic of Ireland only)

If you are getting: Apply at:
  • Long-term Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Farm Assist
Your Local Social Welfare Office

If you are getting: Apply at:
  • Basic Supplementary Allowance
Your Local Department of Social Protection administering Supplementary Welfare Allowance

If you are getting a payment from the Health Service Executive, you should apply at your local Department of Social Protection office administering Supplementary Welfare Allowance.

If you are getting a social security payment from a country covered by EC Regulations or a Bilateral Social Security Agreement with Ireland, complete application form NFS1 and send it to:

National Fuel Scheme Section
Social Welfare Services
College Road
Sligo

LoCall: 1890 500 000 (from Republic of Ireland only).

Important: If you are getting a payment from another country and you are living with a person getting an Irish social welfare payment who is also eligible for the Fuel Allowance, the person getting the Irish social welfare payment should apply.

Last modified:16/05/2012
 

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