For more information about Guardian's Payment (Contributory) and Guardian's Payment (Non-Contributory) contact the address in section 9.
For information booklets, application forms and more information on social welfare services:
- Log on to
- Text to
see details below).
- LoCall Information Line at
1890 66 22 44 (from the Republic of Ireland only) or
+353 71 91 93313 (from Northern Ireland or overseas).
- Drop in to your local Social Welfare Office or Citizens Information Centre.
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 Bereavement Grant form, text form bg Mary Murphy 1 New Street, Old Town, Co. Donegal.
Form codes for Social Welfare Schemes
|Social welfare payment or scheme
|Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance
|Child Benefit (Form CB1)
|Domiciliary Care Allowance
|Family Income Supplement
|Living Alone Increase
|One Parent Family Payment
|Respite Care Grant
|State Pension (Non-Contributory)
|State Pension (Transition/Contributory)
|Widow(er)s Contributory Pension
|Widow(er)s Non-Contributory Pension
Other useful booklets:
National Fuel Scheme SW 17
Rates of Payment Booklet SW 19
Death Benefit SW 32
Bereavement Grant SW 47
Supplementary Welfare Allowance SW 54
Personal Public Service Number SW 100