Bank payments issue affecting some social welfare payments today


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Bank payments issue affecting some social welfare payments today

Tuesday, 2 October, 2018
The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection is aware that a bank payments issue is affecting European payments today.  This is affecting some social welfare payments due to be paid into customer bank accounts this morning. 

The Department can confirm that it has processed all its payments as usual.  Officials from the Department have been in contact with the main banks this morning and we understand that they are working to resolve this widespread payments issue as quickly as possible.

The Department will continue to monitor the situation and will update customers throughout the day on our website and via social media.

Social Welfare Payments

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has been informed by the Banking and Payments Federation (BPFI) that the issue with the EU payments systems has been resolved.

Customers whose social welfare payments were affected can expect payment to reach their account over the course of today.

The Department will continue to monitor the issue. In the meantime, if a social welfare customer is encountering difficulties, they should contact their Community Welfare Service at their local Intreo Centre.

Ends.

Last modified:02/10/2018
 

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