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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Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

With thousands of workers in Ireland affected by the closure businesses , pubs and other hospitality venues – there are going to be large numbers of out of work staff claiming jobseekers benefits . Employers can find details of the new Wage Subsidy Scheme Here This is to help employers retain staff on the payroll […]
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Payments of COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has been doing a difficult job coping with the massive demand for the emergency COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment . Well Done to all Welfare Staff They had as many claims in 10 days as they would normally get in 10 months and their staff have been working […]
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Fortnightly Welfare and Pension payments Instead of Weekly

The Dept. of Employment and Social Protection have changed all weekly payments of social welfare payments to fortnightly. This will continue until further notice. The main reason for the change was to reduce visits to Post Offices and reduce infection risks. But these changes to fortnightly payments will affect payments to post offices and payments […]
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