Welfare Payment Arrangements for Easter 2021

Over the Easter holidays, there will be some changes to welfare benefit and state pension payment arrangements.

These Welfare Payments Easter 2021 dates have been confirmed by Social Welfare.


Post Offices will be open until 1pm on Good Friday 2nd April 2021
Post Offices will be closed on Saturday 3rd April and Easter Monday 5th April

Banks will be closed on Friday 2nd April and Monday 5th April 2021.


Social Welfare Payments collected at a Post Office 

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  • Payments normally due on Monday 29th March can be collected from Friday 26th March
  • Payments normally due on Tuesday 30th March can be collected from Monday 29th March (Not Child Benefit)
  • Payments normally due on Wednesday 31st March 2021 can be collected from Tuesday 30th March
  • Payments normally due on Thursday 1st April 2021 can be collected from Wednesday 31st March.
  • Payments normally due on Friday 2nd April and Monday 5th April 2021can be collected from Thursday 1st April.
  • Payments on Tue 6th April should be paid as normal

Payments made directly to a bank account

  • Payments normally due on Monday 29th March are expected to be paid Friday 26th March
  • Payment due on Tuesday 30th March are expected to be paid on Monday 29th March (Not Child Benefit)
  • Payments normally due on Wednesday 31st March 2021 are expected to be paid on Tuesday 30th March
  • Payments normally due on Thursday 1st April 2021 are expected to be paid on Wednesday 31st March.
  • Payments normally due on Friday 2nd April and Monday 5th April 2021 are to be paid on Thursday 1st April
  • Payments due on Tue 6th April should be paid as normal

Casual Jobseeker payments

Cheques for 30th March April (JA) and 31st March (JB) will issue on Thursday 1st April.
Bank Payments due on Tuesday 6th April will be paid on Wednesday 7th April 2021


More about Bank Holidays in Ireland and Workers Rights on Public Holidays

29 thoughts on “Welfare Payment Arrangements for Easter 2021

  1. That’s for your answer ..is not one what I was expecectid…I still dont understated why we are trit different.I mean if I taxe a reduction amount I should not get the same like everyone.it really frustrating..but this is Ireland we pay taxes for nothing.

      • Is that saying people who collect jobseekers payments can collect it this Friday instead of Monday?

      • I just asked the post office and they said jobseekers can’t get they’re money until Monday? But why does this day different? Very misleading

      • Maybe your local Post Office is wrong?
        These dates are confirmed by Social Welfare.

  2. my state pension is due easter monday 5 april so when can i collect it. m w .thanks.

  3. She must have gotten it wrong if the social welfare confirmed them guess I could just go tomorrow and check

  4. JSA which we collect every Monday or Friday of bank holiday for the last year.

    • But is it normally due on a Tuesday ?
      If it is – it will be there on Monday.
      Bank holiday is a week on Monday , not next Monday.

      • Yeah due Tuesday but can be collected Monday and early for bank holidays but I think we all got confused. Thanks for info!!

  5. JSA is not been paid today. Not been paid until Monday. Department of Social Welfare confirmed this over the phone.

    • But isn’t JSA normally due on a Tuesday?
      So – oe day early for Easter – means it will be paid Monday.
      WHy would anyone expect it today?

  6. JSA is paid to me on a Monday not a Tuesday. I get paid every Monday. Unfortunately your information isnt correct.

  7. Yup that’s the one. Post office and social welfare office is saying Monday not today.

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