What is a PPS number and why do I need it?
Your Personal Public Service number (PPSN) is a unique reference number given to you that helps you access social welfare benefits and public services in Ireland. To get a PPSN you must make an appointment.
Who can Get a PPS number?
In order to get a PPSN you must have a need for one. For example, If you are starting work for the first time in Ireland you will need it to register with the Revenue Commissioners.
Some other examples where you may need a PPSN are:
- All social welfare services
- The Free Travel Pass.
- Student ID.
- Public health services.
- Housing grants.
- Driver Theory Testing and driving licences.
What will I be asked for?
You will be asked to provide the following:
Proof of address.
You will need to bring with you a paper copy of proof of your address.
Proof of identity.
You will need to bring an official ID.
Reason PPSN is needed.
You will need to explain and show evidence of why you need a PPS number.