Will Child Benefit will be paid early in May 2021?

Saturday May 1st  2021 is a Bank Holiday in Europe but not in Ireland.

Monday May 3rd 2021 is a Bank Holiday in Ireland.   See a full list of Bank Holidays in Ireland here

Because the European bank holiday is on a Saturday this year – it should not have any effect on benefit payments . It would if it was on a Friday , like it was in in 2020 –

Child Benefit Payments

Payments to Post Offices should not be affected –  Child Benefit payments will be there for collection on Tuesday May 4th as expected.

Childrens Allowance / Child Benefit is also expected in bank accounts by Tuesday May 4th 2021 .

Other Welfare payments

Payment via the Post Office

Any welfare/pension payments due on Monday 3rd May can be collected on Friday April 30th  or Saturday 1st May. (Many Post Offices may close at lunch-time on Saturday 1st May).


Payments directly to bank accounts or credit Unions

Welfare or Pension Payments due on Monday 3rd May 2021 should be paid into bank accounts on Friday 30th April.

8 thoughts on “Will Child Benefit will be paid early in May 2021?

    • Any benefits due in banks on Tuesday should be paid tomorrow (Monday)

    • No only casual jobseekers are to go in on wed 2nd o may

  1. Is children’s allowance already bein paid for Ulster bank customers.

    • It should have been paid yesterday – unless Ulster Bank are having problems?

  2. I didnt get my money in yet in to my bank account when will it be in my bank account

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