If you have any questions about this guide or you are still unsure if you have been in a partnership (having received professional advice), you should contact Scope Section of the Department of Social Protection or your local Revenue Office. In cases of any continuing doubt, a Scope Section Deciding Officer or your Revenue Office will look at the facts of your case and advise you on your status.
Department of Social Protection
212-213 Pearse Street
Telephone: (01) 673 2585
Fax: (01) 673 2460
Local Revenue Office - details available at 'www.revenue.ie'
For information booklets, application forms and more information on social welfare services:
- Log on to 'www.welfare.ie'.
- Text to 51909 ( see details below).
- LoCall Information Line at 1890 66 22 44 (from the Republic of Ireland only) or +353 71 91 93313 (from Northern Ireland or overseas).
- Drop in to your local Social Welfare Office or Citizens Information Centre.
The rates charged for using 1890 (LoCall) numbers may vary among different service providers.
Other useful booklets
To request forms, text the form code followed by your name and address to 51909 (from the Republic of Ireland only). Standard text rates apply.
For example, if you wanted to request the Bereavement Grant form, text form bg Mary Murphy 1 New Street, Old Town, Co. Donegal.
Form codes for Social Welfare Schemes
|Social welfare payment or scheme
|Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance
|Child Benefit (Form CB1)
|Domiciliary Care Allowance
|Family Income Supplement
|Living Alone Increase
|One Parent Family Payment
|Respite Care Grant
|State Pension (Non-Contributory)
|State Pension (Transition/Contributory)
|Widow(er)’s Surviving Civil Partner’s Contributory Pension
|Widow(er)’s/Surviving Civil Partner’s Non-Contributory Pension