mywelfare ireland

The Department of Social Protection’s online portal 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.

You can use MyWelfare to make appointments, order statements and apply for certain social welfare payments. You can also update your contact and other details.

How can we help you today?

COVID-19 Services

Apply for payment if you have been affected by COVID19. You can also close your Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Parents, Children, Family

Maternity Benefit , Paternity Benefit, Child Benefit, Parents Benefit and Benefit of Work Estimator

Accessing Public Services

Apply for a Personal Public Service (PPS) Number

Pensions and Older People

Pension services and payments for over 65 year olds

Statements and Refunds

Payment Statements and Contribution Statements

Out of Work Payments

Apply for Jobseeker’s Payments or calculate how income affects your payment

Find a Job

Jobs listings for those looking for work or changing jobs

Updates to MyWelfare services

You can now apply for:


Verify your account

Verify your account to avail of the benefits of MyWelfare

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

Access service here

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