Benefits and pensions - how to apply

You can apply for the many services provided by the Department via nidirect. You can apply online and by form. For customers who are deaf, or hard of hearing, or speech impaired the Department also offers a British and Irish Sign Language (BSL / ISL) Video Relay Service for a range of benefits. The page below provides a series of direct links to help you quickly find the forms or information that you require.

Benefits and pensions - claim online

Video Relay Service for deaf people claiming benefits

If you are deaf or hard of hearing or speech impaired and use either British or Irish Sign Language (BSL) (ISL) you can now communicate in real time with benefit staff using the Video Relay Service (VRS).

Benefit claims - forms for customers 


Forms for solicitors

In some instances, customers may be eligible for Legal Aid. The relevant forms for solicitors are available to download below.


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