You will normally qualify for Supplementary Welfare Allowance if you:
- are living in the State and satisfy the Habitual Residence Condition*
- satisfy a means test
- have applied for any other benefit or allowances you may be entitled to, for example, One-Parent Family Payment
- have registered for work with
FÁS if you are of working age.
*Habitual Residence is a condition which you must satisfy to qualify for certain social welfare assistance payments and Child Benefit. This condition took effect from 1 May 2004 and affects all applicants regardless of nationality. See information booklet
SW 108 for more details.