Thursday, 15 October 2020
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Social Welfare Payments Administration
210. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the policy regarding welfare payments for persons with no fixed abode; if claimants are permitted to use An Post’s address point as an address; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30668/20]
My Department is aware of the Address Point service offered by An Post, which provides a free personal address and mail collection service for persons with no fixed abode.
In relation to welfare payments, the An Post Address Point service can be used as a method of postal contact for a customer, but not as proof of address.
I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.