Social Welfare

SOCIAL WELFARE provides supportive information for anyone who has recently become unemployed. You can also find useful information at

Department of Social, Community and Family Affairs

The Department of Social, Community and Family Affairs deals with Social Welfare payments. There are a range of payments available depending on your circumstances. For information on benefits and allowances and their criteria consult the departments website

For Information on Social Welfare payments and entitlements you can also contact your local Social Welfare Office


Information Service

Department of Social Community and Family Affairs
Aras Mhic Dhiarmada, Store Street, Dublin 1
Ph: 01 704 3000
(Locall) 1890 928 400

The Social Welfare Offices closest to Whitefriars are :

Address: Apollo house Tara Street, Dublin 2

Telephone: (01) 6369300

Opening Hours: 9:30 – 16:00

Address:126 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

Telephone:(01) 6369330

Opening Hours:9:30 – 16:00, Open Fri. 10:30

Social Welfare Appeals

If you believe that you have been wrongly refused a benefit or you are unhappy about any decision taken by social welfare you can appeal to the Appeals Office. You should appeal within 21 days but you may appeal later if new information comes to light.

Contact the appeals office at:

Social Welfare Appeals Office
D’Olier Street
Dublin 2
LoCall: 1890 747434
Fax: 01-6718391

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