Tuesday 17th March 2020 is a Bank Holiday and all Social Welfare offices will be closed . Post Offices and Banks will also be closed on 17th March 2020
Jobseekers who are due to sign on at a Social Welfare Office on 17th March will not have to do so.
Pension and Welfare Payment Arrangements for St Patrick’s Day
Payments collected at a Post Office
All welfare and state pension payments due on Tue 17th March can be collected from Monday 16th March 2020. (They will still be there on Wednesday too)
Payments directly into bank accounts :
Payments of pensions and welfare benefits due on Tuesday 17th March should be paid into accounts instead on Monday 16th March 2020
Casual / Part Time Jobseekers, due to be paid on Tuesday 17th March will be paid on Wednesday 18th March.
Read more here about workers pay and holiday entitlements for March 17th 2020
Special Arrangements Because of Coronavirus
An Post has announced special arrangements for collection of pensions and social welfare from Post Offices.
If a customer is not able to collect their payment personally at the Post Office a nominated person (Temporary Agent) can be nominated to collect the payment on their behalf.
When collecting a payment, a ‘Temporary Agent’ must produce the recipient’s card as well as their own valid photo I.D. e.g current Passport, Driving Licence or Public Service Card.
To become a Temporary Agent, the recipient must complete the required form which is available from the Post Office or online here