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

  • Log on to 'www.welfare.ie'.
  • Text to 51909 ( 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 Carer's Allowance form, text form cara Mary Murphy 1 New Street, Old Town, Co. Donegal.

Social welfare payment or scheme Form code
Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance FORM BTSCFA
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 (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

Other useful booklets:

Homemakers SW 1

Guide to Voluntary Contributions SW 8

Maternity Benefit SW 11

Volunteer Development Workers SW 15

Giving Up Work Due To Ill-Health SW 20

Disability Allowance SW 29

Carer's Allowance SW 41

Carer's Benefit SW 49

Illness Benefit SW 119

Last modified:18/02/2015