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For more information on Maternity Benefit, contact Maternity Benefit Section at the address in Section 19, your local Intreo Centre, Social Welfare Office or Citizen Information Centre.


For information booklets, application forms and more information on social welfare services:

  • Log on to www.welfare.ie.
  • Text to 51909 ( see details below).
  • Telephone: (071) 919 3302                                                                                 LoCall:         1890 66 22 44                                                                                           If you are calling from outside the Republic of Ireland please call +353 71 91 93302.
  • Drop in to your local Intreo Centre, Social Welfare Office or Citizens Information Centre.

Note: The rates charged for using 1890 (LoCall) numbers may vary among different service providers.


To request forms, text the form code followed by your name and address to 51909 (from the Republic of Ireland only). Standard text rates apply.

For example, if you wanted to request the Carers Allowance form, text FORM CARA MARY MURPHY 1 NEW STREET, OLD TOWN, CO. DONEGAL.

Form codes for Social Welfare Schemes

Social Welfare Payment or scheme Form Code
Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance FORM BTSCFA
Bereavement Grant FORM BG
Carers Allowance FORM CARA
Carers Benefit FORM CARB
Child Benefit (Form CB1) FORM CHILD
Disability Allowance FORM DA
Domiciliary Care Allowance FORM DCA
Family Income Supplement FORM FIS
Fuel Allowance FORM FUEL
Household Benefits FORM HHB
Invalidity Pension FORM INV
Living Alone Increase FORM LAA
Maternity Benefit FORM MAT
One Parent Family Payment FORM OPFP
Respite Care Grant FORM RCG
State Pension (Non-Contributory) FORM SPNC
State Pension (Transition/Contributory) FORM SPC
Widow(er)’s/Surviving Civil Partner’s Contributory Pension FORM WCP
Widow(er)’s/Surviving Civil Partner’s Non-Contributory Pension FORM WNCP
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