Public Services Card and Credit Unions

Credit Unions are unable to accept the Public Services Card (PSC) as a form of identification, or of PPSN confirmation. Currently, a body that is not explicitly specified in the main Social Welfare Act is prohibited from accepting the PSC as proof of identity, even where the cardholder voluntarily tenders it for this purpose.

As Credit Unions are not included in this list, accepting the PSC would be an offence under the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 (Section 263, subsection 4).