Supplementary Welfare Allowance Scheme (SWA)
Under this scheme you may get:
- Diet Supplement
- Exceptional Needs Payments
- Heating Supplement
- Rent or Mortgage Interest Supplement
- Urgent Needs Payments
For more information, log on to www.welfare.ie, or contact the Department's representative at the local Department of Social Protection office administering Supplementary Welfare Allowance.
You may also qualify for the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance for your dependent children.
Services provided by the Health Service Executive (HSE)
Contact your local HSE office or log on to their website www.hse.ie for detailed information on all of the services available. Examples of some of these are:
- Medical Card
- GP Visit Card
- Drugs Payment Scheme
- Long-term Illness Scheme