Deserted Wife's Allowance/Benefit Payment Delay

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The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection wishes to confirm that all customers of Deserted Wives Allowance/Benefit who experienced a delay with their payment today will receive payment to their usual post office tomorrow morning, Friday, 16th March.

The Department apologises to these customers for the inconvenience caused and advises them if they need financial assistance today, they should contact the Community Welfare Service at their local Intreo Centre

The Department also wished to confirm that payments to bank accounts (EFT) are not affected by this delay.


We are aware of an issue with payment of Deserted Wife's Benefit which is affecting a small number of our customers.

Our apologies to anyone affected- we are working hard to resolve this issues as quickly as possible and will provide an updates here throughout the day.

Last modified:15/03/2018