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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:

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

Other useful booklets
Carer's Benefit SW 49
​Carer's Support Grant SW 141
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


To request an application form text the "form code", followed by your name and address to 51909. We will let you know we have received your request and will send it out to you within three working days.


The full list of form codes is set out below-

For example, if you wanted to request the Carers Allowance form, text FORM CARA Mary Murphy, 1 New Street, Old Town, Co. Donegal to 51909

Form codes for Social Welfare Schemes
Social welfare payment or scheme Form code
Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance FORM BTSCFA
Carer’s Allowance FORM CARA
Carer’s Benefit FORM CARB
Carers Support Grant FORM CSG
Child Benefit (Form CB1) FORM CHILD
Disability Allowance FORM DA
Family Income Supplement FORM FIS
Fuel Allowance FORM FUEL
Change the Payment Frequency of Fuel Allowance FORM FUELCHANGE
Household Benefits FORM HHB
Invalidity Pension FORM INV
Living Alone Allowance FORM LAA
Maternity Benefit FORM MAT
One Parent Family Payment FORM OPFP
State Pension (Non-Contributory) FORM SPNC
State Pension Contributory FORM SPC
Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's (Contributory) Pension FORM WCP
Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's (Non-Contributory) Pension FORM WNCP

Standard Text rates apply

Last modified:20/09/2017

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