Welfare Payments Easter 2017

Over the Easter holidays 2017 there will be some changes to welfare benefit ans state pension payment arrangements.

All Post Offices will  be closed on Good Friday, 14th April, and Easter Monday, 17th April –  but will be open during normal business hours on Saturday 15th April.
Banks will be closed on Friday 14th April and Monday 17th April.

Signing Arrangements for Jobseeker’s Customers
Signing for Good Friday, 14th April and Easter Monday, 17th April  will be excused. Normal signing arrangements will apply for the rest of the week.

Social Welfare Payments via the Post Office  (includes pensions)

Payments due on Wednesday 12th April can be collected from Tuesday 11th April .

Payments due on Thursday 13th April can be collected from Wednesday 12th April

All Payments due on Friday 14th April  can be collected on Thursday 13th April.

Payments due on Monday 17th April will be available to collect on Saturday 15th April. (But  most Post Offices will close at lunch-time on Saturday 15th April and not re-open until Tuesday 18th April).


Payments made directly to a bank account

Payments due on Wednesday 12th April will be paid on Tuesday 11th April .

Payments due on Thursday 13th April will be paid on Wednesday 12th April

Payments due on Friday 14th April  will be paid on Thursday  13th April.

Payments due on Monday 17th April  will be paid on Thursday 13th April

Casual Jobseeker payments due on Tue 18th April will be paid late on Weds 19th April

6 thoughts on “Welfare Payments Easter 2017

  1. Does this include carers payments into the bank aswell? Or is it only social welfare payments?

    • These dates cover all payments from the Dept of Social Protection – pensions , carers etc etc

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