If you get a social welfare payment, the date which you receive your payment may change during the Christmas and New Year period.

Details of all payment arrangements for this period are provided below.

If you receive a weekly social welfare payment, you will get your payment as usual during the week commencing Monday 18th December, and an advanced payment for the following week.

This applies to payments made at post offices, by cheque or directly into your financial institution account.


Payment due datePayment will be made on
18, 19, 20, 21, 22 December 2023No change. Double payment issues covering week commencing 18th and 25th December
23, 23, 25 December 202322 December
1 January 202329 December 2023


If you are leaving the state over the Christmas period and you are getting income support from the Department of Social Protection you should let us know of your absence in advance of travel, you can do this by visiting your local Intreo Centre or Branch Office.

All department offices, including Intreo Centres and Branch Offices will be closed on Monday 25, Tuesday 26 December 2023 and Monday 1 January 2024.

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