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Valid reasons for backdating job seekers allowance

It is a condition of a person's right to any payment that he or she makes a claim for the specific payment in the manner set out in regulations (Article 179 of SI 142 of 2007) and satisfies the Department of his or her identity.

Note: See also references to claims and late claims within separate guidelines dealing with the individual schemes.

To get a social welfare payment, you must make a claim for that payment to the Department of Social Protection.

You normally make a claim by completing an application or claim form.

In the case of certificates required for the purpose of obtaining Supplementary Welfare Allowance, no fee is payable.