Social Welfare Christmas Payments

Christmas Opening Hours

Christmas and New Year payment dates

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.

Weekly payments

If you receive a weekly social welfare payment, you will get your payment as usual during the week commencing Monday 19 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 date Payment will be made on
19, 20, 21 December 2022 No change
22 December 2022 21 December 2022
23 December 2022 22 December 2022
2 January 2023 30 December 2022

Weekly payments will be paid on normal dates from 3 January 2023.