Department of Social Protection
Published on 17 June 2022
Last updated on 23 June 2022
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The Community Welfare Service operates nationally across all areas of the country and is available to assist customers in need.
It is not always necessary to meet a Community Welfare Officer (CWO) to make a claim. Application forms can be posted or dropped into your local Intreo Centre or Branch Office.
CWOs are available in 51 Intreo Centres across the country to meet and assist customers during business hours, five days per week.
They can facilitate in-person and emergency meetings:
Payments available through Community Welfare Services include:
Application forms can be:
Application Form: Supplementary Welfare Allowance (SWA1)
Claim Form for Supplementary Welfare Allowance/ Additional Needs Payment.
The form should be returned by post or in person, to your local Intreo Centre or Branch Office.
To help process your claim, you should include the following:
A Community Welfare Officer will contact you if any further information is needed for your application.
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