Welfare and Pensions Payment Arrangements for Christmas 2019

In the first week of December 2019 the Christmas Bonus will be paid to pensioners and long term welfare claimants. Two weeks later there will then be a double payment for all weekly paid customers – as explained below. All of the Department of Social Protection’s offices will be closed on Wednesday 25th December and […]
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Pension and Welfare Payment Arrangements June Bank Holiday

Department of Social Protection – payment arrangements for June Bank Holiday 2019 All Socal Welfare offices will be  closed on Monday, 3rd June 2019. Banks and Post Offices will also be closed on 3rd June. If you are due to sign for a Jobseeker’s payment  on Monday 3rd June , you won’t have to sign […]
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Welfare Payment Arrangements for Easter 2019

Over the Easter holidays 2019 there will be some changes to welfare benefit and state pension payment arrangements. Welfare offices will be closed on Good Friday 19th April 2019 and Easter Monday 22nd April. Offices will reopen on Tuesday 23rd April. Post Offices will be closed on Good Friday 19th April 2019  and Easter Monday […]
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Social Welfare and Pension Increases March 2018

Welfare and Pension Increases in Budget 2018 State Pensions will be increased by €5 a week in the week beginning 26th March 2018. There will be proportional increases for dependant adults and those on reduced rates. ( This is estimated to cost €116 million in 2018 ). The top rate of  contributory state pension (over […]
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Christmas Bonus 2017 – Welfare and Pensions

This page was written about Christmas 2017.  You can find details of the Christmas Bonus in 2018 here. As announced in Budget 2018 – A 2017 Christmas Bonus will be paid out again this year to eligible welfare and state pension recipients . The 2017 bonus of 85% will be paid to the majority of […]
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