Welfare Payment Arrangements for Easter 2019

Over the Easter holidays 2019 there will be some changes to welfare benefit and state pension payment arrangements.

Welfare offices will be closed on Good Friday 19th April 2019 and Easter Monday 22nd April. Offices will reopen on Tuesday 23rd April.

Post Offices will be closed on Good Friday 19th April 2019  and Easter Monday 22nd April but will be open during normal business hours on Saturday 20th April.

Banks will be closed on Friday 19th April and Monday 22nd April

Signing Arrangements for Jobseekers
Signing for  Friday 19th April and Easter Monday 22nd April 2019 will be suspended. Normal signing arrangements will apply for the rest of the week.

Social Welfare Payments collected at a Post Office  (includes pensions)

  • Payments due on Wednesday 17th April 2019 can be collected from Tuesday 16th April
  • Payments due on Thursday 18th April can be collected from Wednesday 17th April.
  • Payments due on Friday 19th April can be collected from Thursday 18th April.
  • Payments due on Monday 22nd April can be collected from Saturday 20th April

Payments made directly to a bank account

  • Payments due on Tuesday 16th April 2019 will be paid on Monday 15th April   (Not Casual Jobseekers Payments)
  • Payments due on Wednesday 17th April will be paid on Tuesday 16th April.
  • Payments due on Thursday 18th April will be paid on Wednesday 17th April.
  • Payments due on Friday 19th April will be paid on Thursday 18th April.
  • Payments due on Monday 22nd April will be paid on Thursday 18th April.

Casual Jobseeker   payments
Payments due on Tuesday 23rd April will be paid on Wednesday 24th April 2019

(All these dates have been confirmed by Welfare.ie )

More about Bank Holidays in Ireland and Workers Rights on Public Holidays

45 thoughts on “Welfare Payment Arrangements for Easter 2019

  1. Will Child benefit be paid early into banks as Monday the 2nd April is s SEPA Bank Holiday

    • The last good friday that there was a bank holiday on monday think about 2 years ago we got it on the good friday check tomorrow could be there

  2. Anyone know anything about TUS workers getting double pay for easter weekend?

    Got double payment and my payslip from Tus says its double pay for easter weekend, am a bit baffled

  3. will esa payments due on 2nd April be paid on 29 March like child tax credit if it goes directly into bank account?

    • I think you are talking about UK payments… this article is about payments in Ireland.

  4. Im very curious what is about the 5 euro for every socil payments!!! Why did you say everyone well benefit .I’m taking job benefit and I only got 2 euro extra.

    • €5 a week for anyone on the full amount . If you are on reduced amount for any reason – you will not get the full €5)

      • That’s for your answer ..is not one what I was expecectid…I still dont understated why we are trit different.I mean if I taxe a reduction amount I should not get the same like everyone.it really frustrating..but this is Ireland we pay taxes for nothing.

    • It might be available in some banks on Saturday (BOI more likely) – but not guaranteed . Just best to assume Tuesday – and anything earlier is a bonus.

  5. Im confused . I submitted my sick cert on Wednesday 28th march 2018 and usually I get money In my account on the friday but come good friday nothing came ? Do I recieve it on tuesday the 3rd of april ? In my account it says completed but nothing arrived ???! Or whats the story ? Please anyone shed light on this . Thank you

  6. No payment received into bank today ( usually get it on a Wednesday however with Easter week falling if says I’m due payment today) this happened anyone else ?

  7. Hi…..I found my JA (due Tues 16 I thought) was in my bank over the past weekend (though my statement says Monday 15)…..it was there on Saturday night for sure. Astounded……damn glad I happened to check balance online.
    What of the forthcoming weekend/ Tuesday payment, with 2 days’ closed banks? Another early payment would be brilliant.

  8. never got payment today (illness) and it said it would be in Weds usually get it today Thurs still not there anyone else

  9. Are the Education and training payment’s payment’s due in today also please? I generally receive money on Tuesdays but last week it came on a Friday so for this week so was expecting it today for next week?

    • Please read it again
      Post office Payments due on Monday 22nd April can be collected from Saturday 20th April
      Payments to bank accounts due Monday 22nd wil be paid today (18th)

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