Christmas Arrangements


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The Department's offices will be closed on Thursday 25 December 2014, Friday 26 December 2014 and Thursday 1 January 2015.

Electronic Information Transfer (EIT) collected from An Post

Weekly Payments

All customers paid weekly will receive their normal payment(s) and an advance payment during the week beginning Monday 15 December 2014. The advance payment will be the payment(s) due in the week beginning Monday 22 December 2014. Payments will be available on your normal collection day.

There will be no regular weekly payments during the week beginning Monday 22 December 2014.

Payments due for Monday 29 December and Tuesday 30 December 2014 may be collected from Monday 29 December 2014.

Payments due for Thursday 1 January 2015 may be collected from Wednesday 31 December 2014.

Normal payment dates will resume from Friday 2 January 2015.

SWA Supplements paid Calendar Monthly

SWA Supplements paid Calendar Monthly, due for collection from Tuesday 23 December 2014, may be collected as follows:

Due Dates: Tuesday 23, Wednesday 24, Thursday 25 December
Available on: Monday 22 December

Due Date: Friday 26 December
Available on: Tuesday 23 December

Due Date: Monday 29 December
Available on: Monday 29 December

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

Weekly Payments

All customers paid weekly will receive their normal payment(s) and an advance payment during the week beginning Monday 15 December 2014. The advance payment will be the payment(s) due in the week beginning Monday 22 December 2014. See below for the payment arrangements for Maternity Benefit and Health and Safety Benefit payments.

Payments due on Monday 29 December 2014 for Jobseekers Allowance, Jobseekers Benefit, Illness Benefit, Partial Capacity Benefit and Supplementary Welfare Allowance will be credited to accounts on Tuesday 23 December 2014.

Payments due on Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 December 2014 for Jobseekers Allowance, Jobseekers Benefit, Illness Benefit, Partial Capacity Benefit and Supplementary Welfare Allowance will be credited to accounts on Tuesday 30 December 2014.

Payments due on Thursday 1 January 2015 will be credited to accounts on Wednesday 31 December 2014.

Maternity Benefit and Health and Safety Benefit

Payments due on Monday 15 December 2014 will be credited to accounts on Monday 15 December 2014.

Payments due on Monday 22 December 2014 will be credited to accounts on Friday 19 December 2014.

Payments due on Monday 29 December 2014 will be credited to accounts on Tuesday 23 December 2014.

Normal payment dates will resume on Monday 5th January 2015.

SWA Supplements paid Calendar Monthly

SWA Supplements paid Calendar Monthly, due for payment from Tuesday 23 December 2014, will be credited to accounts as follows:

Due Dates: Tuesday 23, Wednesday 24, Thursday 25 December
Credited on: Monday 22 December

Due Dates: Friday 26, Monday 29 December
Credited on: Tuesday 23 December

Foreign EFT Payments

Foreign payments due for payment during the week beginning the 22 December 2014 will be paid during the week beginning 15 December 2014.

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR SIGNING ARRANGEMENTS 2014/2015

Signing is suspended for all customers due to sign in the four-week period from Monday, 8 December 2014 until Friday, 2 January 2015. The next signing dates are set out below:

Cert Due Signing Excused Cert Due
     
10-Nov-14
8-Dec-14
5-Jan-15
11-Nov-14
9-Dec-14
6-Jan-15
12-Nov-14
10-Dec-14
7-Jan-15
13-Nov-14
11-Dec-14
8-Jan-15
14-Nov-14
12-Dec-14
9-Jan-15
     
17-Nov-14
15-Dec-14
12-Jan-15
18-Nov-14
16-Dec-14
13-Jan-15
19-Nov-14
17-Dec-14
14-Jan-15
20-Nov-14
18-Dec-14
15-Jan-15
21-Nov-14
19-Dec-14
16-Jan-15
     
24-Nov-14
22-Dec-14
19-Jan-15
25-Nov-14
23-Dec-14
20-Jan-15
26-Nov -14
24-Dec-14
21-Jan-15
27-Nov-14
25-Dec-14
22-Jan-15
28-Nov-14
26-Dec-14
23-Jan-15
     
1-Dec-14
29-Dec-14
26-Jan-15
2-Dec-14
30-Dec-14
27-Jan-15
3-Dec-14
31-Dec-14
28-Jan-15
4-Dec-14
1-Jan-15
29-Jan-15
5-Dec-14
2-Jan-15
30-Jan-15

Other signing frequencies

Customers who sign other than on a monthly basis and who are due to sign between Monday, 8 December 2014 and Friday, 2 January 2015 are excused signing for that period and are being advised of their next signing date.

Postal signers - dockets

Signing for postal signers is suspended from Monday, 8 December 2014 until Friday, 2 January 2015. If a postal signing customer's next signing day falls during this period, the customer will not receive a docket. However, their next docket will cover an eight-week period.

Customers working casually

Casual customers are advised to return dockets for the weeks-ending 16/17 and 23/24 December to their local office by 15th December to ensure continuous payment over the Christmas period. The docket for w/e 30th Dec or 31st December should be returned by 29th December. As dockets are produced in advance in batches of 4 customers may receive dockets for these dates over separate mailings.

Last modified:04/12/2014