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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Welfare Christmas Payment Dates 2015

See Here for most recent information on Double Welfare Week Christmas 2016 Social Welfare Payment Arrangements for Christmas 2015 (These dates have been confirmed by  Dept  of Social Protection  (3/12/15 ) Post Offices and Banks will close at lunch time on 24th December and will not reopen until Wednesday 30th December. Post Offices and Banks […]
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Water Support Payments

From January 2015 The Department of Social Protection will be paying out an extra €100 a year in Water Support payments  as part of the Household Benefits package to help people with their water bills. This €100 will only be paid to those who are entitled to the Household Benefits Package (This is most people […]
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