When you switch to SSE Airtricity you’ll still receive your full social welfare or disability allowance, but it won’t appear as a credit on your bill. Instead, the Department of Social Protection will pay it directly into your nominated bank, building society or post office account.
You don't have to do anything - we'll let them know you've switched to us, and they will contact you to set up your payment.
Updates to the annual value of the Electricity and Gas Allowance - September 2011
The annual value of the Electricity Allowance will be adjusted from 2,400 units to 1,800 units effective from September 2011. You will have your rate adjusted to €35.80 per month from Tuesday 6th September 2011.
The annual value of the Gas Allowance will be adjusted from €489 to €393 effective from September 2011. You will have your rate adjusted to €32.70 per month from September 2011.