Main Switchboard

We can be contacted during our office hours 09.00 – 17.00, Monday to Friday.
If you have a general enquiry about health, social services or public safety issues in Northern Ireland you should contact:
Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety
Castle Buildings
Telephone: 028 90520500
To make sure you get in touch with the right person, please use our A to Z to find the relevant telephone number or email address.

Social Security Benefits

We do not look after enquiries relating to social security benefits - these are dealt with by the Social Security Agency, which is an agency of the Department for Social Development. You can contact the Social Security Agency on the Benefit Enquiry Line:
Freephone:0800 220 674
Minicom:0800 243 787 (free call)
Phone Lines are open:
09.00 - 17.00 Monday to Wednesday
10 00 - 17.00 Thursday
09.00 - 17.00 Friday
DSD Press Office can be contacted on 028 9082 9496

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