For more information contact Rent Allowance Section at:
Rent Allowance Section
Social Welfare Services
LoCall: 1890 927 770
For information booklets, application forms and more information on social welfare services:
- Log on to
- 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
|Family Income Support
|Living Alone Allowance
|One Parent Family Payment
|Respite Care Grant
|State Pension (Non-Contributory)
|State Pension (Transition/Contributory)
|Widow(er)'s Contributory Pension
|Widow(er)'s Non-Contributory Pension
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