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For more information contact Rent Allowance Section at:

Rent Allowance Section
Social Welfare Services
Government Buildings
Ballinalee Road

LoCall: 1890 927 770

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).
  • 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.

Request Forms by Text
Social welfare payment or scheme Form Code
Bereavement Grant FORM BG
Carer's Allowance FORM CARA
Carer's Benefit FORM CARB
Disablility Allowance FORM DA
Family Income Support FORM FIS
Fuel Allowance FORM FUEL
Household Benefits FORM HHB
Invalidity Pension FORM INV
Living Alone Allowance 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

Acts covering de-control of rents

This allowance is only payable to tenants who were affected by the de-control of rents on 26 July 1982.

To qualify you or a member of your family must have been a tenant at your current dwelling on 26 July 1982 or you must have taken over the tenancy by 25 July 2002 from a family member who was a tenant on 26 July 1982, and the terms of your tenancy must be fixed by a relevant court or Rent Tribunal.

If however, you require short-term income support to assist with reasonable accommodation costs, you should enquire about Rent Supplement.

Last modified:12/09/2012

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