Welfare and Pension Payments over October Bank Holiday

The Dept. of Social Welfare will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday, 26th October 2020

All Post Offices and banks will also be closed on Bank Holiday Monday, 26th October 2020.

Payment Arrangements


Post Office Collection


Payments due for collection on Monday, 26th October 2020 can be collected from Friday 23rd October 2020.

Payments made directly to bank accounts.


Any payments due in accounts on Monday 26th October 2020 will be paid instead on Friday 23rd October 20209.


Payments for Casual Jobseekers, due to be paid on Tuesday 27th October will be paid on Wednesday 28th October .

The PUP payments should not be affected by the Bank Holiday and should arrive on Tuesday as normal. But – some people might get their payments early (depends on bank).


Full List of Bank Holidays in Ireland

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23 thoughts on “Welfare and Pension Payments over October Bank Holiday

  1. I’m due to be paid Monday but didn’t get any payment anyone else have this I’m with aib

  2. I’m due for payment on monday mine didnt get paid in either I’m with permanent tsb

  3. I usually get my illness benefit paid on a Saturday (my actual pay day is a Sunday) but havent received anything yet. Im with AIB. Anyone else having problems?

    • Yeah I’m the same my payment is usually due on Monday but always get it Saturday. Didn’t get anything yet. Must be some delays with the banks.

    • Having same problem I’m with BOI I’m wondering is it because of bank holiday and will it be paid tommorrow? Usually in on a Saturday

  4. I am bank of ireland and usually get my illness on a sat morning, still nothing! Hopefully it will be there tomorrow 🙏 Twitter has a BOI page and you can message them directly for help! They did mention about a European outage on Friday so maybe that’s has something to do with it!

  5. didn’t get my covid payment yet anyone think it will go in on Tuesday even tho majority were paid out Friday?

  6. I’m with AIB. In my statement I received the €300 payment but It is not in my account. Anyone else?

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