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MyWelfare: Quick and Easy Online Application Process for Everyone

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection’s online portal www.mywelfare.ie is by far the easiest and quickest way for all customers to apply.

All you need is an email address, PPSN and bank account details to use these services. You will have to set up a basic MyGovID account but it is a simple and straight forward process.

Updates to MyWelfare services

You can now apply for:


You can also:

  • apply for the many other social welfare payments, including Maternity Benefit , Parents Benefit
  • access services for jobseekers
  • request a copy of your social insurance contribution record and social welfare payment statements

This online channel enables the department to quickly process applications, while being convenient, safe and easy for individuals to use.