Personal Public Service Numbers (PPSN)

Allocation of Personal Public Services Numbers (PPSN) to persons aged 15 and over by main nationalities, 2011 - 2016

Source: Central Statistics Office

Note: A Public Service Number (PPS Number) is a unique, identifying reference number issued by the Department of Social Protection. The PPS Number is used to access social welfare benefits and public services and to pay tax. State agencies that use PPS Numbers to identify individuals include the Department of Social Protection, the Revenue Commissioners and the Health Service Executive (HSE).