Social Services

Social Protection Payments

The Post Office is a major partner of the Department of Social Protection. You can collect your Social Protection payment at any of our Post Offices nationwide. When you collect your welfare payment at your Post Office you do not incur any charge.

To have your Social Welfare payments paid to you through the Post Office, please apply to the Department of Social Protection. You can designate any one of our network as your Office of payment. Even if you currently receive your welfare payments in another way (e.g. bank account) you can apply to have your payments paid (without charges) at your local Post Office. Just drop in today and ask for details. The range of payments include:

  • Families and children
  • Retired or older people
  • Ill or disabled
  • Carers
  • Bereaved
  • Unemployed
  • Back to work/education/training
  • In employment/farming
  • Employer
  • Community support.

If you receive Social Welfare payments, you may be eligible to use our Household Budget service for help with managing your household bills.

One4All Gift Cards

At your Post Office you can buy the One4All Gift Cards which can be used in 7,000 outlets nationwide including Argos, Arnotts, Brown Thomas, Champion Sports, DID Electrical and Thomas Cook. Many other types of gift vouchers are also available.

Prize Bonds

Prize Bonds are the gift that keeps on giving – with Prize Bonds you’re in the draw for thousands of cash prizes every week. And €1 MILLION every month! Ask at your local Post Office for more details.


Postmobile is our mobile phone service which operates on the Vodafone network. We’ve a great range of mobile phones to choose from and a simple tariff plan that allows you to know at any time what you’re paying for your domestic mobile phone calls. Available at selected Post Offices. More at

What else can I do at my Post Office?

  • Top up your mobile phone credit
  • Get your new Passport within ten working days with Passport Express.
  • Apply for a TV licence, or pick up a dog licence
  • Pay your Garda Fixed Fines
  • top up is available
  • Purchase iTunes music cards
  • Regular BillPay users can avail of Postbreaks, which gives luxury holiday break offers across Ireland
  • Start and build your own stamp collection.

Community Role of Post Offices

It is widely acknowledged that using the Post Office helps people to manage their incomes, as many people use BillPay for household bills while they are collecting welfare payments. Post Offices also have a positive influence on business in the community, as people who collect payments in the Post Office, by extension spend this money in the local economy. Post Offices provide a social centrepoint in their localities, contributing to community cohesion.