Thursday, 14 June 2018

Ceisteanna (239)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

239. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the procedure to be followed to register a change of address in respect of a public services card holder with a view to ensuring correct procedures are followed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26151/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

A person may change his or her address with the Department in several different ways.

A person may call into one of the Department’s offices to advise officials of the new address. If the person has not been SAFE registered, then evidence of the new address should be provided.

A person may telephone or write in to the Department quoting their name and Personal Public Service Number. Where the person has been SAFE registered and sufficient details are provided to verify the person’s identity, no evidence of address is required. If the person has not been SAFE registered, then evidence of the new address should be provided.

Where a person has a verified account on www.MyGovID.ie, the address may be changed online.

Where evidence of address is required, this should be dated from within the previous three months. Evidence may consist of recent bills from utility companies, correspondence from financial institutions, or official correspondence from an Irish State agency. Original documents rather than photocopies are required.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.