Child Benefit Payment Dates 2024

Children’s Allowance or Child Benefit in Ireland is currently €140 per month for each child.

The annual amount of Child Benefit per child is €1680.

Note :- From May 1st 2024 Child Benefit will be paid for children aged 18 and in full-time education, or who have a disability, up until their 19th birthday.


Child Benefit is paid out on the first Tuesday of every month.



Early Payment of Child Benefit after Bank Holidays


When the Monday before the children’s allowance payment day is a Bank Holiday – the Child Benefit is sometimes paid early into some bank accounts. (It is often paid on the Saturday or Friday before.) But this is not always guaranteed.

See a List of 2024 Bank Holidays in Ireland


Child Benefit Payment Dates 2024

  • Tuesday 2nd January 2024
  • Tuesday 6th February 2024 (Bank Holiday on Mon 5th – so it could be paid early.)
  • Tuesday 5th March 2024
  • Tuesday 2nd April 2024 (This is after a Bank Holiday – so it might be paid the previous Friday)
  • Tuesday 7th May 2024
  • Tuesday 4th June 2024. This is after a Bank Holiday – so it could arrive on the previous Friday)
  • Tuesday 2nd July 2024
  • Tuesday 6th August 2024
  • Tuesday 3rd September 2024
  • Tuesday 1st October 2024
  • Tuesday, November 5th 2024
  • Tuesday, December 3rd 2024
  • Tuesday January 7th 2025

Budgeting Tips

It can be helpful to see at a glance what date the first Tuesday of the month falls . For some families, a 5-week wait between payments can significantly affect their budgeting for that month. It’s always best to be prepared.

When the first Tuesday of a month falls on the 6th or 7th, as it does in February and May 2024- this results in a five-week gap between the child allowance payments.
A useful tip is to work out the weekly amount of child benefit and try only to spend that amount each week.

Tip – to work out the weekly amount, don’t just divide the monthly amount by 4 .
The correct way to convert a monthly payment to a weekly amount is to multiply it by 12 and then divide by 52.

The exact WEEKLY amount of Children’s Allowance per child is :-

  • 1 child = €32.30
  • 2 children = €64.60
  • 3 children = €96.90
  • 4 children = €129.20

If you can manage to spend only this amount of the Children’s Allowance per child each week, you hopefully won’t suddenly be short when the payment date is the 6th or 7th of the month.


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