Pension and Welfare Payment Arrangements June Bank Holiday

Department of Social Protection – payment arrangements for June Bank Holiday 2020 All Socal Welfare offices will be  closed on Monday,  1st June 2020Banks and Post Offices will also be closed on 1st June. If your  welfare or pension payment is due to be paid at a post office on Monday 1st June, you will […]
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Cancellation of Pandemic Unemployment Payments

Last Thursday (April 9th) a significant number of people were sent an email by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) – otherwise known as Welfare. This email informed them that their claim for the Pandemic Unemployment of €350 a week had been cancelled or rejected..DEASP admitted, on Friday 10th, to sending out […]
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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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Low Interest Loans for People on Social Welfare or Pensions

A government-backed scheme using Credit Unions to provide low-cost loans was rolled out nationwide in 2018 . These small loans with low-interest rates are known as Micro Credit. The loans are called It Makes Sense loans – and aim to provide small, low-interest loans for people on Social Welfare or State Pensions aged 18 or […]
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Social Welfare Increases January 2020

There weren’t too many increases to Social Welfare in Budget 2020 – but most of the increases that were announced will be taking place this month. (January 2020). Details of Social Welfare Increases in January 2020 Jobseeker’s Allowance for people aged 25 will increase by €45.20 a week from €157.80 to €203 . (to bring […]
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