What social welfare overpayments can be repaid?
You can only repay social welfare overpayments using this service. For example, you can repay an overpayment of Jobseeker’s Allowance.
It is not possible to repay any of the following using this service:
- Accommodation Recognition Payments (ARP)
- Money owed to Revenue (for example, a tax underpayment)
- Money that is not a personal social welfare overpayment
It is also not possible to use this service to make Voluntary PRSI Contributions.
How does repaying an overpayment work?
With this service, you can repay an overpayment on behalf of yourself or someone else.
To make a single repayment, you will be asked to enter your debit card details using a secure online payment service. Please note that card details are not stored by the Department or MyWelfare.
If you have a verified MyGovID account, you will be able to set up direct debit repayments using your bank account details as an alternative to making single repayments online.
If you have a verified MyGovID account, your outstanding overpayment balance will be displayed. The balance displayed will not include any overpayments currently under review.
Who can make a repayment?
You can make a repayment on behalf of yourself or someone else if:
- You have a debit card or bank account
- You know the name of the person who’s been overpaid
- You know the PPS Number of the person who’s been overpaid
How do I make a repayment?
You’ll need some personal information to complete the repayment, so make sure you have the following:
Your MyGovID login
Don’t have one? Get one here.
You may be asked to provide some personal details for yourself, such as your name and PPS Number, or for the person you are making a repayment on behalf of.
To make a single repayment, you will need your debit card details. To set up direct debit repayments, you will be asked to enter your bank account details, such as the account name, IBAN and BIC (if using an Irish or SEPA eurozone account) or the account name, number and sort code (if using a UK account).