Welcome to the new look welfare website


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The Department’s website www.welfare.ie has been redesigned to more properly reflect the full range of services we deliver.

The new design provides improved navigation features for users. There are dedicated areas for the:

  • Home Page
  • Jobseekers
  • Employers
  • Publications - information booklets (pdfs), research, policy and corporate publications
  • Contact Us
  • Online Services and Application Forms and
  • About Us

These areas can be accessed by clicking on the top-level tabs across the top of each page. The categories under each area can then be accessed either through the main panel in the centre of the page or through the second-level tabs.

Top-Level Tabs

Top-level tabs

Second-level tabs

Second-level tabs

Once you select a category, a new navigation panel on the left-hand side of the page lets you see and navigate the content in the category.

Left navigation

The links to application forms remain on the right of the content pages and some new features have been introduced.

Links to Application forms

Links to application forms and other new features

Intreo portal

Intreo is the new integrated employment and support service provided by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection. Designed to provide a more streamlined approach, Intreo offers practical, tailored employment services and supports for jobseekers and employers alike. This new site includes a dedicated Intreo page a central portal for the new services being delivered through Intreo. You can also access this portal via www.intreo.ie

Office locator

You can use this to find a Local or Branch Office, an Intreo Centre, an office administering Supplementary Welfare Allowance or an Employment Services office. The maps for Social Welfare Local and Branch Offices from our old website have been brought over to the new site and, in the coming months, our other offices will be added to the map.

Find a Job

You can now interact directly with the Jobs Ireland site through www.welfare.ie by using a dedicated search box which appears on many pages on the site.

Improved Search

This new website provides a much improved search experience. We are continually updating content on this new site and if you are unable to find what you are looking for, please use the site search facility. You can filter your search results to find exactly what you are looking for. If you still cannot find what you are looking for, please call us on 1890 66 22 44.

The work doesn't stop here. We're always interested in hearing your comments or suggestions about the site and any improvements you think we could make. Feel free to contact us HERE to let us know what you think.

Last modified:05/01/2013