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Thursday, June 18, 2009

FAQ about dole payments and collection


  • How to sign for dole? Where to sign on for dole? Go to your local social welfare office. To find your local office click here. Read signing on guide here.
  • What are the current payments for JB/JA? Personal rate at the moment is € 204.30
  • Which documents needed for the dole? Your PPS Number, payslips, P60, P45, letter of redundancy, proof of address, proof of identity
  • How and when to collect dole from post office? You should receive a letter stating your collection day and post office name.
  • How many days do I have to collect the dole from post office? Usually it's 3 days. Confirm this with your post office clerk.
  • What to bring to post office to collect dole? What if I don't have a swipe card for dole? You will need to bring your swipe card (social services card) or a temporary signing card (yellow), which you can get in your social welfare centre.
  • What do I need to bring when signing for the dole? Your PPS Card (swipe card).If it's your first time bring proof of identity and grab a letter you received in the post.
  • What if I missed a weekly dole collection? It might be still in the post office. Go to post office and check.If not immediately go to social welfare centre. It will be reissued to you and might take longer.
  • What is the phone number for Social Welfare Office? 1890 66 22 44 (Lo Call) (from within the Republic of Ireland) 9.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Monday To Friday
  • If you have any problem email to info@welfare.ie
Hope you found this information about dole helpful.
Please remember that I'm not representing Social Welfare.

4 comments:

jude said...

I've heard recently that if you leave the country, for example take off to Australia for a year, then you're not entitled to the dole immediately when you return. Is there truth to this? If so, what's the threshold amount of time you can leave for ans still be entitled?

Elaine said...

looking for a answer to this too...if your say 1 month into jobseekers benefit and take a 6 -12 month job finding trip to Oz, can you "freeze" your entitlement to JB in case you return unemployed ie pick off where you left of into the 12 months entitlement to JB"

Elaine said...

looking for a answer to this too...if your say 1 month into jobseekers benefit and take a 6 -12 month job finding trip to Oz, can you "freeze" your entitlement to JB in case you return unemployed ie pick off where you left of into the 12 months entitlement to JB"

Danka said...

Dear Elaine,

I actually don't know the answer for this question. Sorry! If you don't have time to go to the office, write them an email at info@welfare.ie
You might wait up to one week but usually they do answer.

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