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For more information on Carer's Allowance, contact your local Social Welfare Office or Carer's Allowance Section at the address in Section 13.

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 or if your calling from outside the Republic of Ireland please call +353 71 91 93313.
  • Drop in to your local Citizens Information Centre, your local Intreo Centre or your local Social Welfare Office.

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

Other useful booklets
Carer's Benefit SW 49
Checklist for Pensioners SW 10
Credited Contributions SW 12
Family Income Supplement SW 22
Free Travel SW 40
Habitual Residence Condition SW 108
Homemakers Scheme SW 1
Household Benefits Package SW 107
National Fuel Scheme SW 17
Rates of Payment Booklet SW 19
Respite Care Grant SW 113


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.


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 Contributory Pension FORM WCP
Widow(er)s Non-Contributory Pension FORM WNCP
Last modified:25/09/2014

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