Welfare Payment Arrangements for Easter 2020

Over the Easter holidays there are usually some changes to welfare benefit and state pension payment arrangements. Now that all weekly welfare payments have moved to fortnightly – only half the payments will be affected by Easter closures. State Pensions for example will not be affected by Easter closures this year (2020) Read more here […]
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Welfare Payment Arrangements for Christmas 2019

In the first week of December 2019 the Christmas Bonus was paid to pensioners and long term welfare claimants . In the week beginning 16th December – there was a double payment for all weekly paid recipients – as explained below. All of the Department of Social Protection’s offices will be closed on Wednesday 25th […]
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Social Welfare Increases in Budget 2019

Welfare and Pension Increases in Budget 2019 (October 2018) For information about the October 2019 Budget  see Budget 2020 Details Social Welfare Benefits : All weekly rates of working age benefits are also due to increase by €5 a week in the week beginning  25th March 2019 . Jobseekeers Allowance was increased on 20th March […]
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Christmas 2018 Social Welfare and Pensions Payment Arrangements

This article is a year old. Read about the Christmas 2019 Payment Arrangements here Welfare and Pensions Payment Arrangements  for Christmas 2018 – including Child Benefit.  All of the Department of Social Protection’s offices will be closed on Tuesday 25th December, Wednesday 26th December 2018 and Tuesday 1st January 2019. All the Banks in Ireland […]
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