Dept issues clarification on Social Welfare payments

October 6th, 2015 10:30 AM

By Southern Star Team

The interruption to postal services has been called off

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FOLLOWING the call-off of the interruption of postal services at An Post, the Department of Social Protection has stood down its contingency arrangements announced yesterday (Monday).

Cheque payments will now issue through the postal system with those due to issue  today now issuing  tomorrow instead. Therefore customers who were due to receive a cheque payment on Tuesday will now receive same on Wednesday. The rest of the week’s payments will issue as normal.

Customers who normally collect their Social Welfare payment at their local Post Office, or have their payment lodged to a Bank/Building Society account are not affected by this delay and will continue to receive their payment as normal.

The Department regrets the inconvenience caused to these cheque customers affected by the one-day delay due to the interruption of postal services at An Post.


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