What social welfare payments am I entitled to?

Social welfare entitlements can be very complex. Before you qualify, your personal circumstances will be taken into consideration before a decision is made. You can check what you may be entitled to here

The social welfare system in Ireland is managed by the Department of Social Protection. Social welfare payments are divided into three different types. These are:

  • Social insurance payments
  • Social assistance payments (means-tested)
  • Universal payments