You should apply for Supplementary Welfare Allowance to the Community Welfare Officer at your local office of the Health Service Executive. If you do not know where your local office of the Health Service Executive is, or if you want information about opening times, you should contact the head office of the Health Service Executive. These are listed in
Section 16 of this booklet.
The Community Welfare Officer will tell you what information they need in order to make a decision on your claim, but it would be helpful if you took the following with you:
- Personal Public Service Numbers (PPS No.) for yourself, your spouse or partner and your child(ren)
evidence of any income you are getting
a note from your local Social Welfare Office and your
last wages slip if you have just applied for Jobseeker's Benefit or Allowance.
Child Benefit book or birth certificates for any child(ren) you may be claiming for if you do not have
PPS numbers for them
rent book if you are applying for help with your rent
a statement giving details of your mortgage interest payments if you are applying for help with your mortgage interest.