My Department is aware of the recent introduction of the Address Point service by An Post, which provides a free personal address and mail collection service for people who are homeless. The Address Point service generates a personal address based on the person’s choice of local post office, which will be their mail collection point and does not use include the words “Post Office”. My Department accepts this service offered by An Post to homeless persons for the purposes of the SAFE registration process and the issuing of a Public Services Card.
Given the recent introduction of the service, I am aware that a small number of claims, which include such an address, have been received and such claims were authorised, once the conditions for payment were satisfied.
If the Deputy is aware of a case where the use of the An Post Address Point service is at issue in relation to a claim submitted to my Department, I would be grateful if the details of the case were provided.
I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.