What is the Household Budget Service?


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  1. What is the Widow’s, Widower’s or Surviving Civil Partner’s Non-Contributory Pension?
  2. How do I qualify for this payment?
  3. What is a means test?
  4. How much can I get?
  5. How do I get my payment?
  6. What is the Household Budget Service?
  7. How long will my payment last?
  8. What other benefits are available?
  9. When and how do I apply?
  10. Where can I get more information?
  11. Points to Note     


The Household Budget Service is a free service from An Post to customers who get Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's Non-Contributory Pension . It can give you an easy-pay option for household bills. Using a direct debit, you can make a fixed payment to any of the following:
  • local authorities towards rent or mortgages,
  • ESB and Bord Gáis for energy, and
  • eircom for telephone charges.

You may only use the Household Budget Service if you get your Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's Non- Contributory Pension at your local post office by social services card.

Contact An Post at Freefone 1800 70 71 72 for more information.

Last modified:22/11/2011
 

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