Will Child Benefit will be paid early in May 2022?

Sunday May 1st  2022 is a Holiday in Europe but not in Ireland.

Monday May 2nd 2022 is a Bank Holiday in Ireland.   See a full list of Bank Holidays in Ireland here

Because the European bank holiday is on a Sunday this year – it should not have any effect on benefit payments .
When an EU bank holiday falls on a Friday it can delay Irish bank payments and welfare payments usually go out early to avoid delays.(such as in 2020).

Child Benefit Payments

Children’s allowance Payments to Post Offices should not be affected –  Child Benefit payments will be there for collection on Tuesday May 3rd as expected.

Childrens Allowance / Child Benefit is also expected in bank accounts by Tuesday May 3rd 2022 .

Other Welfare payments

Payment via the Post Office

Any welfare/pension payments due on Monday 2nd May can be collected on Friday April 29th  or Saturday 30th April 2022.


Payments directly to bank accounts or credit Unions

Welfare or Pension Payments due on Monday 2nd May 2022 should be paid into bank accounts on Friday 29th April.

8 thoughts on “Will Child Benefit will be paid early in May 2022?

    • 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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