To get advice on your social welfare entitlements you must contact The Homeless Persons Unit (HPU)
The Homeless Persons Unit provides payments under the Supplementary Welfare Allowance Scheme and offers advice on your social welfare entitlements.
Please call 1800 724 724 or alternatively please call into either of the offices listed below.
North Cumberland Street, Dublin 1
Monday to Friday 10am – 12noon (by appointment only)
Women and families
77 Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin 1
Monday to Friday 10am -1130am and 2pm-330pm
New Communities (includes Asylum Seekers, Refugees and persons from EU Accession countries)
Please call 01 8585100 or access the service directly on 77 Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin 1 from 10am- 11.30am, 2pm to 3.30pm.
The HPU will also assist you in making a claim for mainstream Social Welfare Payments including Job Seekers Allowance, Disability Allowance, Child Benefit, etc.
If you don’t have a medical card, talk to the HPU and apply for one – don’t wait until you become sick. Applications for medical cards can be ‘fast tracked’. Please contact 01 703 6100.
Community Welfare Officers in the HPU can also provide information and advice on a wide range of issues, which impact on the day to day lives of people experiencing homelessness.
You will need to obtain proof of means – details of any source of income or employment history.
For further information please contact www.welfare.ie