The Personal Public Service number (PPS No.) is your unique reference number to help you to access benefits and information from public service agencies quicker and easier. This includes services such as Social Welfare, Revenue, Public Healthcare and Education.
The PPS Number was formerly called the RSI number. If you already had an RSI number it won’t change - just the name is different.
A PPS No. has already been issued to you if:
- You were born in Ireland in 1971 or after
- You have ever worked in Ireland since April 1979
- You are receiving a Social Welfare payment
- You are participating in the Drugs Payment Scheme.
The PPS number in itself does not convey any rights to residency, employment or benefits in Ireland where other conditions apply.