Christmas Social Welfare Payment Arrangements 2014

This article is about Chrismas 2014 payments.
Go Here For details of Christmas 2015 Welfare Payments

The revised Christmas Bonus  (just 25%) is expected to be paid  in week commencing December 1st – see more about the Christmas Bonus Here.

Social Welfare Payment Arrangements Christmas 2014

Signing will be suspended in the 4-week period from Monday 8th December 2014 until Friday 2nd  January 2015.

Double Payment Week :

People who are paid weekly and collect their payments will receive their normal payment and an advance payment (for the following week) during the week beginning Monday 15th December 2014.
So any payments due between 22nd and 26th December will be made in the previous week along with your normal payment for that week.

There will be no regular weekly payments during the week beginning Monday 22 December 2014.

Payments due for Monday 29 December and Tuesday 30 December 2014 can be picked up on Monday 29th Dec or 30th Dec

Payments due for Thursday 1 January 2015 can be collected on Wednesday 31 December 2014.

Normal payment dates will resume from Friday 2 January 2014.

Monthly Payments Collected from An Post:

SWA Supplements paid Calendar Monthly

SWA Supplements paid Calendar Monthly, due for collection from Tuesday 23 December 2014, may be collected as follows:

Due Dates: Tuesday 23, Wednesday 24, Thursday 25 December
Available on: Monday 22 December

Due Date: Friday 26 December
Available on: Tuesday 23 December

Due Date: Monday 29 December
Available on: Monday 29 December

Payments Direct to Bank Accounts.

People who are paid weekly into a bank account will receive their normal payment and an advance payment (for the following week) during the week beginning Monday 15th December 2014.

Payments due on Monday 29 December 2014 for Jobseekers Allowance, Jobseekers Benefit, Illness Benefit, Partial Capacity Benefit and Supplementary Welfare Allowance will be credited to accounts on Tuesday 23 December 2014.

Payments due on Tuesday 30th  and Wednesday 31 December 2014 for Jobseekers Allowance, Jobseekers Benefit, Illness Benefit, Partial Capacity Benefit and Supplementary Welfare Allowance will be credited to accounts on Tuesday 30 December 2014.

Payments due on Thursday 1 January 2015 will be credited to accounts on Wednesday 31 December 2014.

Monthly Payments Direct to Bank Accounts:

Social Welfare Supplements paid Calendar Monthly, will be credited to accounts as follows:

Payments  due on  Tuesday 23rd, Wednesday 24th or  Thursday 25th December will be credited on Monday 22nd December

Payments due Friday 26th and  Monday 29th  December will be credited on: Tuesday 23 December

 Maternity Benefits:

Payments due on Monday 22 December 2014 will be credited to accounts on Friday 19 December 2014.

Payments due on Monday 29 December 2014 will be credited to accounts on Tuesday 23 December 2014.

108 thoughts on “Christmas Social Welfare Payment Arrangements 2014

  1. Rent Allowance is issued the last tuesday of every month, it is delivered in the post on the thursday. This year the 30th is the last tuesday but the thursday is the 1st of january, there will be no post, so will rent allowance be issued earlier?

  2. If social welfare payment is paid on a Thursday, is there a payment on the 1 Jan, being New years day? Or when is that payment available

    Thanks

  3. i pay rent allowance weeky so does any one no the way ta will work on christmas nd do we get double money weekly at christmas

  4. if you get paid into the bank from social welfare, do you still get double week for xmas, can anyone help me out please ..

  5. If you are on a solas course do u get double payment the week before Xmas? My course doesn’t start until the 8th of dec, this coming Monday? Will I recieve my double payment the following Friday the 19th?

  6. I usually get paid my Jobbridge on a Thursday. Will i get paid into my account on Jan 1st or will that also be paid Dec 31st?

  7. Hi ya. I get the jobridge payment into my bank account every week. Just wondering will my payment be available in my account on December 31st? Thank you.

  8. Well said pal ya would think they should even bring it up for discussion and whatever party does would get vote from workers and most people on social welfare and the rest who cares they too lazy to do a bit of work so cant see them bothering to vote either im on welfare myself at the minute but have worked most my life and people never done a days work (taxpaying work) in there life get the same or sometimes more than me cos there masters at scamming every penny they can and i aint racist but the foriengers are even worse its a disgrace this country i worked in spain before and you can only claim 6 months welfare if ya worked a year and 1 year welfare if you worked 2 years and so on after that its get a job or get lost… Anyway anybody know how that Jobbridge works ? Whats the money like???..

    • You have to remember that there are many people that claim jobseekers that have worked and are now out of a job

  9. Can you collect your payment as usual on the 30th of Dec also or can it only be collected the 29th?

  10. I am on Back to Work Enterprise Allowance and this morning on my bank account is 288 e, should be 188e. What happened? Christmas bonus I got last week. Thx

  11. Am a lot of people on social welfare have not a choice I’m out of college since 2011 I apply for jobs every week and get no reply so don’t put everyone in your bracket pall for laziness as you say sor why all the young people emigrated there is limited choice here think before u make stupit comments like that

  12. Hi im just wondering.. i get weekly fis and am wondering what way its going be paid over the xmas n new years week as it falls on thursdays ( normal pay dates). Can someone fill me in as im trying to budget.. tha 😉

  13. Just to confirm.. I collect rent allowance every Friday at the P.O…Does this mean I get a week in advance on Friday 19th Dec? When do I get rent allowance after that?

    • Social Welfare have said that all weekly payments for the week starting Mon 22nd Dec will be paid 1 week early on the normal payment day. So your double payment will be available Fri 19th. Next one will be Fri 2nd Jan

  14. Hi,

    I get my rent supplement paid directly to my bank account monthly on last Thurs of the months (Dec 25th). Do you know when I will receive it in December please? Thanks

    • Payments due on Tuesday 23, Wednesday 24, Thursday 25 December will be credited on: Monday 22 December. I have updated the article to show thi snow. Thanks

  15. Hi i due a payment on the 15th and again on the 22nd dec will i get the one due on the 22nd with the one on the 15th

  16. Hi I due monthly rent allowance on Thursday 25th dec. Welfare office said it will be in my bank on wednesday 24th, is this correct or will it be Monday 22nd. Thanks

    • They are probably just being safe and saying 24th. Check on 22nd/23rd – it shuld be there earlier than 24th going by info provided by social welfare.

  17. Hi
    I have read all the info above but im just looking confirmation that there is definetly an advance payment
    for people that are paid in the post office on the 15th as im hearing some people say theres not as post office will be open the following monday..can someone please confirm what the story is on it..thanks

    • There will be no regular weekly payments during the week beginning Monday 22 December 2014.
      Two weeks payment will be made in teh week commencing 15th.
      Post Offices are open on 22nd – but the double payment thing seems be done to help people buy stuff in advance and not have to wait until a day or two before Christmas.

  18. What about ill benefit do we have to throw two sick certs
    beacose I get only one ?
    I’m payed by cheque.All cheques I’m receiving on wendsay.thanks

  19. hi just wondering i get
    cheques on a tuesday what way are we been paid we are a week behind so i resume we will get our dble tomorrow and what way will our ayment be after that tks

    • Hi Margaret
      I am also in the same position with regards the cheques.
      This wk I only got a single payment and not a double and just wondering is the double going to come next Tuesday in the post or will people be waiting until after Christmas? Deadline for dockets was the 15/12 and because we are a week behind in theory we should get it next week but this article is saying we won’t get anything next week. It’s a bit of a joke, if this is the case social should have sent out the double cheque this week along with the single cheque we were due or at least leave people know payment will be delayed.

  20. Hi I was just wondering I collect my rent allowance of a thursday and since xmas day is thursday would I be getting double rent allowance the week before christmas, thanks.

    • Hi – as it states above – If you are paid weekly and collect paymenst from An Post you will get their normal payment and an advance payment (for the following week) during the week beginning Monday 15th December 2014

  21. Hi,

    I recieve my maternity benefit on Saturdays, I will be due a payment this Saturday the 20th and will be due my next payment on the 27th, I am paid directly into my bank account. Just wondering could you advise me on when I will recieve my benefit due on the 27th?

    Many Thanks.

    • Maternity payments are normally due to be paid on Monday . You must get them a bit early. As it says in the article – Payments due on Monday 22 December 2014 will be credited to accounts on Friday 19 December 2014.

      Payments due on Monday 29 December 2014 (27th in your case) will be credited to accounts on Tuesday 23 December 2014.

  22. Just wondering my illness benefit is paid into my account on Tue. Will I still get a payment on Tue 22nd I only got a single payment this week

    • According to Dept Of Social Protection – for weekly illness benefit payments made into bank accounts – you should have had a double payment this week. You should then get the payment for the 29th DEc on the 22nd Dec and then no payment in the week of the 29th.

  23. hi what about holiday payments which are due for payment next week do i have to wait until after christmas for payment

  24. how long does the double payment stay in the post office for collection if it is due tuesday 16th december?

  25. I’m in receipt of domiciliary. Allowance I thought we were also getting the 25% bonus this year??

  26. Hi. Just wondering when is the invalidity pensions been paid out over the Christmas. I get it paid into my bank every Thursday.

  27. Hi,
    I was just wondering if I collect my payments every Wednesday , will I be able to collect my payment on Wednesday 31st?
    Thanks

  28. im due my illness benefit on friday the 2 of january im wondering when will i get it paid thank you

    • If it is monthly – then as it states in the article – ” Payments due on Tuesday 23rd, Wednesday 24th or Thursday 25th December will be credited on Monday 22nd December .
      Payments due Friday 26th and Monday 29th December will be credited on: Tuesday 23 December

  29. Hi i got paid on the 16th. im due my payment in the bank on the 23rd with i get paid that day in the bank. thanks

      • i got a double it has online i get paid the 23rd is that correct? when is my next payment

      • Double payment this week because no payments next week at all.
        Payments are due for the 30th and as normal after that.

  30. Hi, just wondering about the double payment week for people on the X’s and O’s

    Both dockets were handed in before the deadline 15/12 but I’ve a single cheque for €188 was sent out this week, when is the double cheque being sent out? A lot of people who collect their money via the post office all got their double payment this week. Is it just me who hasn’t got a double cheque or has it happened to others also?

    Thanks

  31. I’m on back to education allowance and I usually get paid into my bank acc every Thursday. I got my double pay yesterday, what date is my next one due?

    • We does be getting the rent check for december in the january and if your on btea the answer to what you seek it is written on the page if you have eyes to read it

    • Monday 29 th dec rent allowance will arrive
      Because thay are posted on Tuesday but due to holidays
      Will be delayed untill Monday 29 ….happy xmes
      Too all and all a happy new year

  32. its december 22 and i not recieve any double week payment cheque,, usually get it every tuesday

  33. The information is not accurate on this site….rent allowance which is due 29th dec will be paid 29th dec not the 23th, I went to the office and got this verified.

    Think this site needs to be more accurate with information as this can mess peoples money managament up.

    Thanks

    Sinead

    • Hello sinead the rent allowance thats due on the 29th of dec 2014 does that include people who get theres paid into there bank account also’Thanks

  34. I got my supposedly double week this week but I am down €200 I dunno wats goin on i got a single payment last week and it was down by €48 and when I rang they said I was means tested and that would be my new amount now this week it’s down a further 50 thats 100 a week they have taken and no one to answer my questions 🙁

  35. I don’t think people that work in social welfare do be on here so you’s are better off asking people in post office and bank people that get paid on a Thursday will get paid wed people that get paid Monday and Tuesday can collect on Monday people that get paid in the bank get paid a day early except people that get paid on Friday everything back to normal on Friday

  36. Hi I’m on rent allowance get paid in bank have not received it tomorrow is 24th should of got it by now

    • If you collect Rent Supplement Calendar Monthly

      THose due for collection from Tuesday 23 December 2014, may be collected as follows:

      Due Dates: Tuesday 23, Wednesday 24, Thursday 25 December
      Available on: Monday 22 December

      Due Date: Friday 26 December
      Available on: Tuesday 23 December

      Due Date: Monday 29 December
      Available on: Monday 29 December

  37. I’m due to get paid the 22nd also and haven’t received anything yet.. Has any one that was due to be paid recieved anything yet?

    • I received rent supplement a double wk on the 19th wasn’t expecting it just a normal weekly one .. but yes it came by post ( cheque) on the Friday.

  38. Havnt received my rent allowance either says on D.O.S.P website would be paid on 23rd of december 2014’now 27th of december still not in my account’people hv enough to worry bout over xmas’money wise’then you hv these idiots not paying your rent on time’assholes

  39. Hi. I receive rent allowance in to my bank. Was supposed to get
    A double week I assumed last week
    But its not in my account. Freaking out
    Anyone know what the story is?

    • James,

      Have you never found yourself in trouble or hard times and in need of help or assistance? How lucky you are! Perhaps, in the years to come, you’ll experience setbacks which will teach you empathy and charity, if not spelling and grammar.

      Happy New Year!

      Jenny

    • agree with James go get a job, there’s loads of work out there but Irish people think they are too good for some of them

  40. Yeh mate went down and confirmed it this morning they said it would be in account 30th of december last tuesday of the month s.w.o told me this morning

  41. Hi
    does anyone know if the arrangements are the same for disability allowance payments?

  42. is disability allowance supposed to be paid in on the 30th? just checked my account balance and no payment

  43. I was meant to get a cheque this morning as I work 2 days a week wonder will I get it tomorrow

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