Easter Arrangements for Social Welfare Payments

Easter Payment Arrangements 2021

From Department of Social Protection

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Revised Intreo Centres Opening Hours

All Intreo Centres and Branch Offices of the Department will be closed on Good Friday 2 April and Easter Monday 5 April 2021.

Post Office Closures

All Post Offices will be open until 1pm Good Friday 2 April but closed on Saturday 3 April and Easter Monday 5 April 2021.

Payment Arrangements

Below are payment schedules due over Easter for people on the following schemes:

  • Jobseekers Allowance
  • Jobseekers Benefit
  • Jobseeker’s Benefit for the Self-Employed
  • Jobseeker Allowance/Benefit Farm Assist
  • Back to Work Allowance
  • Back to Work Family Dividend
  • One-Parent Family Payment
  • Supplementary Welfare Allowance
  • Daily Expenses Allowance
  • Non-casual Cheques
Payments due on Will be available from
29/03/2021 26/03/2021
30/03/2021 29/03/2021
31/03/2021 30/03/2021
01/04/2021 31/03/2021
02/04/2021 01/04/2021
05/04/2021 01/04/2021
06/04/2021 06/04/2021
07/04/2021 07/04/2021
08/04/2021 08/04/2021
09/04/2021 09/04/2021

Casual payments paid by cheque

Cheques for week ending 30 March (JA) and week ending 31 March (JB) will issue on Thursday 1 April.

Casual payments paid into the Bank

An EFT file will be created on Thursday, 1 April but payments will not be lodged to bank accounts until Wednesday, 7 April.

Online Casuals Submission Deadlines

Due to Public/Bank holidays please submit your work pattern for week ending 30 March / 31 March by 12 noon Thursday, 1 April. See MyWelfare for details.


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