Social welfare payments

The Department of Social Protection is a department of the Government of Ireland, tasked with administering Ireland’s social welfare system. It oversees the provision of income support and other social services. It is led by the Minister for Social Protection who is assisted by two Ministers of State. 

Are social welfare payments paid early this week?

People who are paid weekly will receive their normal payment plus an extra advance payment . As well as being double payments – most payments will be made earlier in the week than usual.

Voluntary work and social welfare paymentsIf you want to keep your social welfare payment and do some voluntary work, you must follow the rules set down by the Department of Social Protection.

Social welfare payments and COVID-19 (coronavirus)