More on two-weekly social welfare payments…

On 19 March 2020, DEASP announced that social welfare payments will paid on a double (two-week) basis. This means that instead of being paid weekly, you will be paid your social welfare payment every 2 weeks. This reduces the need for people to leave home during the COVID-19 pandemic to collect social welfare payments in post offices and support social distancing. The new measure applies both to people who collect their payments at post offices and people who are paid into a bank account.

The double payment will be made on some social welfare schemes next week (starting 23 March). People on the remaining schemes will be paid their 2 weeks entitlement in a single payment the following week.

You can find out when your double payment will be paid on