Welfare Payment Arrangements for Easter 2020

Over the Easter holidays 2020 there will be some changes to welfare benefit and state pension payment arrangements.

Welfare offices will be closed on Good Friday 10th April 2020 and Easter Monday 13th April. Offices will reopen on Tuesday 14th April.

Post Offices will be closed on Good Friday 10th April 2020  and Easter Monday 13th April but will be open during normal business hours on Saturday 11th April.

Banks will be closed on Friday 10th April and Monday 13th April 2020.

Signing Arrangements for Jobseekers
Signing for  Friday 10th April and Easter Monday 13th April 2020 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 8th April 2020 can be collected from Tuesday 7th April
  • Payments due on Thursday  9th April 2020 can be collected from Wednesday 8th April.
  • Payments due on Friday 10th April 2020 can be collected from Thursday 9th April.
  • Payments due on Monday 13th April can be collected from Saturday 11th April

Payments made directly to a bank account

  • Payments due on Tuesday 7th April 2020 will be paid on Monday 6th April   (Not Casual Jobseekers Payments)
  • Payments due on Wednesday 8th April will be paid on Tuesday 7th April.
  • Payments due on Thursday 9th April will be paid on Wednesday 8th April.
  • Payments due on Friday 10th April will be paid on Thursday 9th April.
  • Payments due on Monday 13th April will be paid on Thursday 9th April 2020

Casual Jobseeker   payments
Payments due on Tuesday 14th April will be paid on Wednesday 15th April 2020

(All these dates have yet to be confirmed by Welfare.ie )

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

31 thoughts on “Welfare Payment Arrangements for Easter 2020

  1. 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

    • 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.

  2. 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.

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

  5. 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.)

    • 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

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

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