Statement from the Department of Social Protection - Some social welfare payments delayed by one day

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Due to a once off processing issue, social welfare payments which are made by Electronic Funds Transfer to a person's nominated bank account will be credited one day later than normal. The Department of Social Protection very much regrets this delay and apologises for any inconvenience caused to customers.

This means that approximately 32,700 customers, who would normally get their payment today, Tuesday 16th July 2013, will not receive their payment until tomorrow, Wednesday 17th July.  The payments involved are:

Illness Benefit

Domiciliary Care Allowance

Jobseekers Benefit and Jobseeker's Allowance

Occupational Injuries Benefit

Partial Capacity Benefit

Farm Assist

Back to Work Allowance

Supplementary Welfare Allowance

Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance

Family Income Supplement

Back to Education Allowance

One Parent Family Payment


Pre-Retirement Allowance

Maternity Benefit


Payments will be in customer bank accounts by 8 a.m. tomorrow morning or earlier.  The Department is satisfied that no other payments are affected.


Department of Social Protection

Last modified:16/07/2013