Welfare Payments Easter 2018

Over the Easter holidays 2018 there will be some changes to welfare benefit and state pension payment arrangements.

Welfare offices wil be closed on Good Friday 30th March 2018  and Easter Monday 2nd April. Offices will reopen on Tuesday 3rd April.

Post Offices will be closed on Good Friday 30th March, and Easter Monday 2nd April but will be open during normal business hours on Saturday 31st March.

Banks will be closed on Friday 30th March and Monday 2nd April

Signing Arrangements for Jobseekers
Signing for  Friday 30th March and Easter Monday 2nd April will be suspended. Normal signing arrangements will apply for the rest of the week.

Social Welfare Payments via the Post Office  (includes pensions)

  • Payments due on Wednesday 28th March can be collected from Tuesday 27th March.
  • Payments due on Thursday 29th March can be collected from Wednesday 28th March.
  • Payments due on Friday 30th March can be collected from Thursday 29th March.
  • Payments due on Monday 2nd April can be collected from Saturday 31st March

Payments made directly to a bank account

  • Payments due on Tuesday 27th of March will be paid on Monday 26th  March  (Not Casual Jobseekers Payments)
  • Payments due on Wednesday 28th March will be paid on Tuesday 27th March.
  • Payments due on Thursday 29th March will be paid on Wednesday 28th March.
  • Payments due on Friday 30th March will be paid on Thursday 29th March.
  • Payments due on Monday 2nd April will be paid on Thursday 29th March.

Casual Jobseeker   payments
Payments due on Tuesday 3rd April will be paid on Wednesday 4th April.

Child Benefit should  be paid as normal – Tuesday April 3rd

31 thoughts on “Welfare Payments Easter 2018

  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

    • You won’t get a payment next week – so don’t get carried away. (They should have told you.)

  3. will I be paid saturday if I’m on btea and get paid on a tuesday normally?

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

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