Some Welfare Payments Revert to Weekly Payments

At the start of ths Covid crisis – all social welfare and state pension payments were changed from weekly to fortnightly to try and reduce visits to Post Offices. See more about that here.

From this week ( May 18th) – the following payments will go back to being paid weekly.

  • Maternity Benefit
  • Paternity Benefit
  • Adoptive Benefit
  • Parent’s Benefit
  • Health and Safety Benefits

These payments are all paid directly into bank accounts. Post Office collection is not an option -so they should probably never have been changed to fortnightly.