All weekly social welfare payments will be paid weekly again from Monday, 2nd November, 2020.
Payments have been paid on a fortnightly basis since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Department of Social Protection moved a number of payments back to a weekly payment schedule in August. These included One-parent Family Payment, Working Family Payment, Illness Benefit, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Jobseeker’s Benefit.
Customers who are in receipt of the remaining payments – e.g. State Pension Contributory, Non-Contributory, Widows pensions, Carer’s Allowance and Carer’s Benefit – will receive their last double week payment in the week commencing Monday, 19th October and will revert to receiving their payment each week from the week beginning 2nd November.
These customers will continue to have the option to collect their social welfare payment at their post office each week or anytime for up to 90 days.