Easter Arrangements


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Office Opening Hours

All of the Department's Offices will be closed on Good Friday, 3rd April 2015 and Easter Monday, 6th April 2015. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, 7th April 2015.

Note: All Post Offices will also be closed on Good Friday, 3rd April 2015, and Easter Monday, 6th April 2015 but will be open during normal business hours on Saturday, 4th April 2015.

Signing Arrangements for Jobseeker's Customers

Signing for Good Friday, 3rd April 2015 and Easter Monday, 6th April 2015 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 1st April may be collected from Tuesday 31st March except for Disability Allowance Payments which may be collected from Wednesday 1st April.
  • Payments due on Thursday 2nd April may be collected from Wednesday 1st April except for Carers Benefit, Deserted Wives Benefit/Allowance Payments which may be collected from Thursday 2nd April.
  • Payments due on Friday 3rd April may be collected from Thursday 2nd April.
  • Payments due on Monday 6th April may be collected from Saturday 4th April (please note that your Post Office may close at lunch-time on Saturday 4th April and not re-open until Tuesday 7th April).

EFT – Payment directly to an account in a financial institution

  • Payments due on Wednesday 1st April will be paid on Tuesday 31st March except for Disability Allowance Payments which will be paid on Wednesday 1st April.
  • Payments due on Thursday 2nd April will be paid on Wednesday 1st April except for Carers Benefit, Deserted Wives Benefit/Allowance which will be paid on Thursday 2nd April.
  • Payments due on Friday 3rd April will be paid on Thursday 2nd April.
  • Payments due on Monday 6th April will be paid on Thursday 2nd April.
Last modified:23/03/2015