Easter Arrangements 2016


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Office Opening Hours

All of the Department's Offices will be closed on Good Friday, 25th March and Easter Monday, 28th March.   Offices will reopen on Tuesday 29th March.

Note: All Post Offices will also be closed on Good Friday, 25th March, and Easter Monday, 28th March but will be open during normal business hours on Saturday 26th March.

Signing Arrangements for Jobseeker's Customers

Signing for Good Friday, 25th March and Easter Monday, 28th March will be excused. Normal signing arrangements will apply for the rest of the week.

Payment Arrangements

EIT – Payment via the Post Office

  • Payments due on Wednesday 23rd March may be collected from Tuesday 22nd March except for Disability Allowance Payments which may be collected from Wednesday 23rd March.  
  • Payments due on Thursday 24th March may be collected from Wednesday 23rd March except for Carers Benefit, Deserted Wives Benefit/Allowance Payments which may be collected from Thursday 24th March.
  • Payments due on Friday 25th March may be collected from Thursday 24th March.
  • Payments due on Monday 28th March may be collected from Saturday 26th March (please note that your Post Office may close at lunch-time on Saturday 26th March and not re-open until Tuesday 29th March).

EFT – Payment directly to an account in a financial institution

  • Payments due on Wednesday 23rd March will be paid on Tuesday 22nd March except for Disability Allowance Payments which will be paid on Wednesday 23rd March.
  • Payments due on Thursday 24th March will be paid on Wednesday 23rd March except for Carers Benefit, Deserted Wives Benefit/Allowance which will be paid on Thursday 24th March.
  • Payments due on Friday 25th March will be paid on Thursday 24th March.
  • Payments due on Monday 28th March will be paid on Thursday 24th March.
Last modified:11/03/2016