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The following Jobseeker's Services are available on MyWelfare.ie.

You will need a verified MyGovID account to access these services. You will need a PSC and to be SAFE registered in order to have a verified MyGovId account.

Apply for Jobseeker's Payment

Customers who have a verified MyGovID account can make a claim online for a jobseeker's payment. If you are unemployed, you may be eligible for Jobseeker's Benefit or Jobseeker's Allowance. You may be eligible for Jobseeker's Allowance if you don't qualify for Jobseeker's Benefit.

Claims and Benefits Information

Online Claims and Benefits services are being introduced to allow jobseekers with a verified MyGovID account to view their claim or benefit information securely online. You will be able to view details of your jobseekers claim.

Close my Jobseeker's Payment

Jobseekers with a verified MyGovID account can close their claim online. You may be still eligible for certain schemes and services.

Submit a Work and Skills form

This form allows the Department to capture details in relation to your education and qualifications; work history and work preferences to help us better support you in gaining employment.

You will only be able to submit a Work and Skills form if you have been requested to do so by the Department. You will be notified of this request by a notification to your MyWelfare account.

Submit a Jobseeker's Holiday Application

Jobseekers with a verified MyGovID account can notify the Department of their intention to take a holiday. You can apply for a maximum of two weeks holidays, in each calendar year. You must give a minimum of 10 days' notice and you cannot apply more than 21 days in advance.

Payment Statement

Customers with a verified MyGovID account can request a payment statement. A payment statement is a record of the amount paid to you by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection for a period of time. 

Paper applications for Jobseeker's Payment 

If you wish to submit a paper application please download a form from the links below or pick up a from your local Intreo Centre.
  • If you have never claimed a Jobseeker's payment in the past or if it is more than 2 years since you last claimed, please print application form UP 1
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  • If it is less than 2 years since you last claimed, please print application form UP 6.
Application forms can be handed into your local Intreo Centre or Branch office. 
Last modified:24/08/2017
 

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