The Department of Social Protection have made special arrangements for Social Welfare Payments including State Pension during the COVID-19 outbreak. Some of these include:
– Post Office Payments will be available for collection for 90 days.
– Weekly payments will change to fortnightly from this week. You will receive 1 payment to cover 2 weeks.
– You can appoint a temporary agent to collect your weekly payment. Forms are available at some post offices or you can download here
The temporary agent must bring the form to the Post Office signed by the welfare recipient with the person’s Public Service Card and a form of ID. A form must be signed each time the agent collects on behalf of someone.
– All signing at Intreo offices has been suspended.
Full information is available on Departments website on https://www.gov.ie/en/organisation/department-of-employment-affairs-and-social-protection/?referrer=/deasp/