Christmas Bonus 2019 for Pensioners and Welfare Claimants

Budget 2020 on October 8th confirmed that a Christmas Bonus of 100% will be paid again this year. The Christmas bonus will be paid out to eligible people, along with their normal weekly payments, between December 2nd 2019 and December 6th 2019. Payment of the annual Christmas Bonus will be made to about 1.3 million […]
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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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Jobseekers Benefit for the Self Employed.

Allowing entitlement to Jobseeker’s Benefit for the Self-Employed was announced in Budget 2019.It started on 1st November 2019 and will be payable to self-employed PRSI contributors who lose their businesses and are no longer engaged in self-employment. Duration – 9 months to people with 260 or more PRSI contributions 6 months to those with fewer […]
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Welfare and Pension Payments over October Bank Holiday

The Dept. of Social Welfare will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday, 28th October 2019. All Post Offices and banks will also be closed on Bank Holiday Monday, 28th October 2019. Signing Arrangements for Jobseeker’s Claimants  : Signing on will be excused for anyone due to sign on Monday 28th October 2019 only. Normal signing arrangements will apply for the rest of […]
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