At the start of ths Covid crisis – all social welfare and state pension payments were changed from weekly to fortnightly to try and reduce visits to Post Offices. See more about that here.
From this week ( May 18th) – the following payments will go back to being paid weekly.
- Maternity Benefit
- Paternity Benefit
- Adoptive Benefit
- Parent’s Benefit
- Health and Safety Benefits
These payments are all paid directly into bank accounts. Post Office collection is not an option -so they should probably never have been changed to fortnightly.