Telephone Support Allowance is a weekly payment for people who live alone and are already in receipt of certain other social welfare payments. It assists with the cost of communications and home security solutions.
It is paid at a single rate of €2.50 a week.
How to qualify
The allowance is paid automatically to people who are in receipt of one of the qualifying payments listed below and both the Living Alone Allowance and Fuel Allowance.
There is no application form.
(Contributory) and State Pension (Non-contributory)