Christmas Payment Arrangements 2017


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The Department's offices will be closed on Monday 25th December, Tuesday 26th December 2017 and on Monday 1st January 2018.

Electronic Information Transfer (EIT) collected from An Post

Post Offices will be closed on Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th December 2017 and on Monday 1st January 2018.

Weekly Payments

All customers paid weekly will receive their normal payment(s) and an advance payment during the week beginning Monday 18th December 2017. The advance payment will be the payment(s) due in the week beginning Monday 25th December 2017. Payments will be available on your normal collection day.

There will be no regular weekly payments during the week beginning Monday 25th December 2017.

Payments due on Monday 1st January 2018 will be available for collection from Friday 29th December 2017.

Normal payment dates will resume from Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

SWA Supplements paid Calendar Monthly

SWA Supplements paid Calendar Monthly, due for collection from Monday 25th December 2017, may be collected as follows:

Due Dates: Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th, Wednesday 27th December
Available from: Friday 22nd December
   
Due Dates: Thursday 28th December
Available from: Thursday 28th December
   
Due Dates: Friday 29th December
Available from: Friday 29th December

Payments of SWA Supplements paid Calendar Monthly for Friday 22nd and Thursday 28th December should be collected from the post office before close of business on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

Payments of SWA Supplements paid Calendar Monthly for Friday 29th December should be collected from the post office before close of business on Tuesday 9th January 2018.

Payment directly to an account in a financial institution – (Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT))

Banks will be closed on Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th December 2017 and on Monday 1st January 2018.

Weekly Payments

Customers paid weekly will receive their normal payment(s) and an advance payment during the week beginning Monday 18th December 2017. The advance payment will be the payment(s) due in the week beginning Monday 25th December 2017.   See below for the payment arrangements for Maternity Benefit, Paternity Benefit, Health and Safety Benefit and Casual Jobseeker payments.

Payments due on Monday 1st January 2018 will be credited to accounts on Friday 29th December 2017.

Normal payment dates will resume from Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

Maternity Benefit, Paternity Benefit and Health and Safety Benefit

Double week payments are not issued for these schemes.

Payments due on Monday 18th December 2017 will be credited to accounts on Monday 18th December 2017.

Payments due on Monday 25th December 2017 will be credited to accounts on Friday 22nd December 2017.

Payments due on Monday 1st January 2018 will be credited to accounts on Friday 29th December 2017.

Normal payment dates will resume on Monday 8th January 2018.

Casual Jobseekers (Jobseekers Benefit and Jobseekers Allowance)

Customers who claim Jobseekers Benefit or Jobseekers Allowance on a casual basis will be paid as follows:

Payments due on Tuesday 19th December will be credited to accounts on Monday 18th December

Payments due on Tuesday 26th December 2017 and Tuesday 2rd January 2018 will be credited to accounts on Friday 22nd December 2017

Normal payment dates will resume on Tuesday 9th January 2018

SWA Supplements paid Calendar Monthly

SWA Supplements paid Calendar Monthly, due for payment from Monday 25th December 2017, will be credited to accounts as follows:

Due Dates: Credited on:
Monday 25th December Friday 22nd December
Tuesday 26th December Friday 22nd December
Wednesday 27th December Friday 22nd December
Thursday 28th December Thursday 28th December
Friday 29th December Friday 29th December

Foreign EFT Payments

Foreign payments due during the week beginning 18th December 2017 will be paid during the week beginning 11th December 2017

Last modified:01/12/2017