If you are unsure of your social insurance position, you may write to and request a formal decision from:
Department of Social and Family Affairs
212-213 Pearse Street
Telephone: (01) 673 2585
This process involves, firstly an investigation into the terms and conditions of the employment, which is followed by a formal decision made by a Deciding Officer under Social Welfare legislation.
If you are dissatisfied with the decision made by a deciding officer there is a right of appeal (within 21 days) to:
The Chief Appeals Officer
Social Welfare Appeals Office
LoCall: 1890 747 434
The Social Welfare Appeals Office is an independent body that deals with appeals against Social Welfare decisions.