Christmas Payment Arrangements 2016


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The Department's offices will be closed on Monday 26 December 2016, Tuesday 27 December 2016 and Monday 2 January 2017.

Electronic Information Transfer (EIT) collected from An Post

Post Offices will be closed on Monday 26 December 2016, Tuesday 27 December 2016, Wednesday 28 December 2016 and Monday 2 January 2017.

Weekly Payments

All customers paid weekly will receive their normal payment(s) and an advance payment during the week beginning Monday 19 December 2016. The advance payment will be the payment(s) due in the week beginning Monday 26 December 2016.  Payments will be available on your normal collection day.

There will be no regular weekly payments during the week beginning Monday 26 December 2016.

Payments due on Monday 2 January 2017 will be available for collection from Friday 30 December 2016.

Normal payment dates will resume from Tuesday 3 January 2017.

SWA Supplements paid Calendar Monthly

SWA Supplements paid Calendar Monthly, due for collection from Monday 26 December 2016, may be collected as follows:

Due Dates:      Monday 26 December, Tuesday 27 December, Wednesday 28 December               
Available on:   Friday 23 December

Due Date:        Thursday 29 December
Available on:    Thursday 29 December

Due Date:        Friday 30 December
Available on:    Friday 30 December

SWA Supplements paid Calendar Monthly should be collected from the post office before close of business on Tuesday 3 January 2017.

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

Banks will be closed on Monday 26 December 2016, Tuesday 27 December 2016, Wednesday 28 December 2016 and Monday 2 January 2017.

Weekly Payments

Customers paid weekly will receive their normal payment(s) and an advance payment during the week beginning Monday 19 December 2016. The advance payment will be the payment(s) due in the week beginning Monday 26 December 2016. See below for the payment arrangements for Maternity Benefit, Paternity Benefit, Health and Safety Benefit and Casual Jobseeker payments.

Payments due on Monday 2 January 2017 will be credited to accounts on Friday 30 December 2016.

Normal payment dates will resume from Tuesday 3 January 2017.

Maternity Benefit, Paternity and Health and Safety Benefit

There are no double week payments issued for these schemes.

Payments due on Monday 19  December 2016 will be credited to accounts on Monday 19 December 2016.

Payments due on Monday 26 December 2016 will be credited to accounts on Friday 23 December 2016.

Payments due on Monday 2 January 2017 will be credited to accounts on Friday 30 December 2016.

Normal payment dates will resume on Monday 9th January 2017.

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 20 December 2016 will be credited to accounts on Monday 19th December 2016

Payments due on Tuesday 27 December 2016 and Tuesday 3 January 2017 will be credited to accounts on Friday 23 December 2016

Normal payment dates will resume on Tuesday 10 January 2017

SWA Supplements paid Calendar Monthly

SWA Supplements paid Calendar Monthly, due for payment from Monday 26 December 2016, will be credited to accounts as follows:

Due Date:   Credited on:
Monday 26 December Friday 23 December
Tuesday 27 December Friday 23 December
Wednesday 28 December  Friday 23 December
Thursday 29 December Thursday 29 December
Friday 30 December      Friday 30 December        

Foreign EFT Payments

Foreign payments due during the week beginning 19 December 2016 will be paid during the week beginning 12 December 2016.​

Last modified:25/11/2016