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DEASP Payments 

 In the event of a customer not being able to collect their DEASP payment personally at the Post Office a nominated person (Temporary Agent) can be nominated to collect the payment on their behalf, download temporary agent form. 

When collecting a payment, a ‘Temporary Agent’ must produce the recipient's card as issued by the DEASP as well as their own valid photo I.D. e.g current Passport, Driving Licence or Public Service Card.

To become a Temporary Agent, the recipient must complete the required form which is available from the Post Office.

See below for information on: 

DEASP schemes validity periods

Changes to number of days that a person has to collect their DEASP payment:

Scheme

Current Post Office Expiry 

New Post Office Expiry Change

Effective From 

Jobseeker’s Allowance

90 Days 

20 Days

W/B Monday 10th August

Jobseeker’s Benefit

90 Days 

20 Days

W/B Monday 10th August

Jobseeker’s Benefit (self-employed)

90 Days 

20 Days W/B Monday 10th August

One-parent Family Payment and Jobseeker’s Transitional Payment

90 Days 

20 Days

W/B Monday 10th August

Farm Assist

90 Days

20 Days

W/B Monday 10th August

Back To Work Enterprise Allowance

90 Days 

20 Days

W/B Monday 10th August

Back To Work Family Dividend

90 Days 

20 Days

W/B Monday 10th August

SWA, including Supplements and ENPs

90 Days 

20 Days

W/B Monday 10th August


Please contact your local Welfare Office, relevant DEASP section or www.mywelfare.ie if you have queries about specific payments.
 

DEASP Fortnightly Payments 

Payments continuing to be paid on a fortnightly basis:

  • Blind Pension
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Carer’s Benefit
  • Death Benefit
  • Deserted Wife’s Allowance
  • Deserted Wife’s Benefit
  • Disability Allowance
  • Disablement Benefit
  • Employment Support Scheme
  • Guardians Payment (Contributory)
  • Guardians Payment (Non-Contributory)
  • Incapacity Supplement
  • Increase for Living on an Island
  • Invalidity Pension
  • Magdalen Commission Scheme
  • Medical Care
  • State Pension Contributory
  • State Pension Non-Contributory
  • Wage Subsidy Scheme
  • Widow(er)s Pension Contributory
  • Widowed Parent Grant
  • Widowed Parent Grant Con
  • Widow’s, Widower’s or Surviving Civil Partner’s Pension (Non Contributory)
  • Youth Employment Support Scheme
  • Part-time Job Incentive
  • Short Term Enterprise Allowance

Please contact your local Welfare Office, relevant DEASP section or www.mywelfare.ie if you have queries about specific payments.
 

DEASP Weekly Payments 

DEASP Payments reverting to weekly payments: 
  • Illness Benefit
  • Occupational Injury Benefit
  • Partial Capacity Benefit
  • Back to Education Allowance
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Jobseeker’s Benefit
  • Jobseeker’s Benefit (self-employed)
  • One-Parent Family Payment and Jobseeker’s Transitional Payment
  • Working Family Payment
  • Farm Assist
  • Back To Work Enterprise Allowance
  • Back To Work Family Dividend
  • Supplementary Welfare Allowance (including Direct Expenses Allowance)
  • Rent Supplement
  • Other SWA Supplements
Please contact your local Welfare Office, relevant DEASP section or www.mywelfare.ie if you have queries about specific payments

Post office safety measures

Post offices have implemented a number of practical measures to safeguard customers and staff including social distancing and regular cleaning of the counter and customer area. Staff are also capturing customer details directly, avoiding the need for customers to handle counter equipment such as signing pads and pens.

All post offices will designate the hours of 9am-11am on the regular Pension Friday payment days to those deemed most vulnerable and at risk in terms of Covid-19. The new arrangement will cover recipients of Pensions, Disability and Carers Payments from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.


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Post Offices Temporarily Closed:

Post Office

Location

Alternative Post Office

Location

Belfield

Dublin 4

Woodbine Park

Co. Dublin