Wednesday 17th March 2021 is a Bank Holiday and all Social Welfare offices will be closed. Post Offices and Banks will also be closed on 17th March 2021.
There will be some changes to Social Welfare Payments on St Patrick’s Day 2021
Jobseekers who are due to sign on at a Social Welfare Office on 17th March will not have to do so.
Pension and Welfare Payment Arrangements for St Patrick’s Day
Payments collected at a Post Office
All welfare and state pension payments due on Wednesday 17th March can be collected from Tuesday 16th March 2021. (They will still be there on Thursday too)
Payments directly into bank accounts
Payments of pensions and welfare benefits due on Wednesday 17th March should be paid into accounts instead on Tuesday 16th March 2020.
Casual / Part Time Jobseekers,
due to be paid on Wednesday 17th March will be paid on Thursday 18th March.
Read more here about workers pay and holiday entitlements for March 17th 2021