The Department of Social Protection is phasing out PPS numbers which have a second letter - W - at the end. Such numbers were allocated to females in the past.
Certain females who registered for PPS numbers prior to 2000 were allocated the same numbers as their husbands, with the letter "W" included at the end. These numbers are being phased out in certain circumstances. For example, in instances where a husband is deceased, a divorce or separation has occurred, or where there is a pre-1979 consideration, new numbers must be provided.
The employee should contact the DSP's Client Identity Services at the following address;
Client Identity Services
Social Welfare Services Office
Carrick on Shannon
Phone (071) 9672500
to check whether they have already been issued with a replacement PPS number and, if not, to arrange a new PPS number.
When those affected receive new numbers, they are required to download and complete a form and return it to the Revenue Commissioners in order to notify them that their numbers have been changed.