Statement from the Department of Social Protection - Some cheque payments delayed


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Some social welfare customers who receive their payments by cheque through the post have not received their cheque which was due today. The schemes affected were mainly illness benefit and disablement benefit but some jobseeker's payments may also be affected.

An Post has informed the Department that due to a machine error in sorting. An Post has effected delivery of many of the Dublin addressed cheques. However, the remainder of the cheques will be delivered on Monday.

The Department advises anybody who is in financial need because of this delay to contact their local community welfare service today. The community welfare service of the Department is aware of this issue.

Last modified:15/11/2013