CHRISTMAS 2021 and Irish New Year’s social welfare payment dates have been confirmed.
Agreements will change for payees both weekly and monthly over the Christmas and New Year period – after more than 1.4 million people received the previous Christmas bonus in December.
All department offices, including the Intreo Center and Branch Office, will be closed on Monday, December 27, Tuesday, December 28, and Monday, January 3.
Here are all the arrangements you need to know:
The date you receive your payment may vary over the Christmas and New Year period.
If you get your weekly social allowance, you’ll receive your payment as usual for the week starting Monday, December 20 – as well as your prepayment for the following week.
This applies to payments made at the post office, by check, or directly into your financial institution account.
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Payments due on December 22 and 23 will be made on December 22.
Payments scheduled to arrive on December 24 will be paid on December 23.
And payments made on January 3 will arrive on December 31.
Weekly payments will be paid on normal days from January 3, 2022.
If you receive a monthly social allowance, the payment due on December 23, 27 or 28 will be made on December 23.
Meanwhile, a payment due on December 29 or 30 will be paid on December 24.
Pandemic Unemployment Payments reopened for new entrants laid off due to the latest Government Covid-19 restrictions on Wednesday 8 December.
The PUP due on Tuesday, December 21 will be in your account on this date – including the advanced payment for December 28.
Any payment due after this date, will be paid on normal days.
For Regular Jobseekers Allowance/Welfare recipients, where you have pre-provided the cards, two payments for the weeks ending December 21 and 28 or December 22 or 29 will paid on Thursday, December 23.
Regular payment arrangements for the week ending January 4 and 5 will resume Tuesday, January 11, 2022.
If you are receiving Sickness Benefit, please continue to submit the Certificate of Inability to Work during the Christmas and New Year period.
Meanwhile, pensioners, carers, parents and long-term unemployed as well as Pandemic Unemployment Payment recipients will receive the Christmas Bonus the week of December 6. year 2021.
Minister Heather Humphreys said: “I am delighted the Government has approved the payment of the Social Welfare Christmas Bonus again this year.
“It will be 100% Bonus and will be paid in early December. Long-term social welfare recipients including pensioners, people with disabilities, carers and single parents will receive the Bonus. “
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