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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Collecting dole from post office...

Everyone signing on the Live Register from now on will have to collect their weekly benefit payment at a post office instead of it being paid automatically to their bank account.
You must collect your payment within three days of your payment day. After signing on, you will receive a letter saying when you can collect your first payment. Be careful not to miss it! If you do not collect it on time the payment will be returned to the department and there will be a delay in getting reissued to you.

What to bring to post office to collect dole?
You will need to bring your swipe card (social services card) or a temprorary signing card (yellow), which you can get in your social welfare centre.

If you have any questions, please ask!


18 comments:

inductor101 said...

Is that 3 Working Days, as My collection day is Friday however next Fri have a wedding and cant make it to Post Office till Sat evening when it be closed....So If I collect it First thing Monday Morning will I be ok

inductor101 said...

Is that 3 Working Days, as My collection day is Friday however next Fri have a wedding and cant make it to Post Office till Sat evening when it be closed....So If I collect it First thing Monday Morning will I be ok

Danka said...

To inductor101 -
I say you will be alright. Why don't you just call to your local post office and double check???

Ann & Pat said...

Hi im just wonderin my husband does be in and out of hospital gettin treatment done and he get dole for us and our 4 kids im just wonderin can i collect his money when hes in hospital as i need money for us and our 4 kids and he'll need money for stuff when in hospital. please reply

Danka said...

Dear Ann & Pat,

I'm very sorry for ur husband. Should be very hard to manage everything alone. Hope he gets well soon.

You need to go to you local social welfare office and talk to them.

You can ask them to do bank transfer (do bring papers from the hospital to be on the safe side).

I know there is a form where you can request money paid to the bank...

Good luck!

Another way. I heard that you can call to HSE ( your local health office) explain them situation and they might help you as well.

Amy.Mac said...

Hello, My freind returned home to Ireland in November afer living abroad for 8 years. Unfortunately he has not been able to get a job and the social welfare are giving him absolutly nothing. He is finding it very difficult now as his savings are almost gone, can you please advise of anything he can do. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Amy

Crow said...

I received a letter telling me to get my first payment tomorrow and I don't have a card, How do I get the payment? also how do I get the card?

Danka said...

To CROW
First thing in the morning - go to your social welfare office. They will issue a temprorary card and only then you can collect your money.
The swipe will come in the post but be sure to remind them to send it to you.

obiwanne said...

hi my payments is always at tuesdays at my post office,now i wanted to know if i can collect it the next they wensday,because i cant make next week tuesday.would be nice if u could help me thank u...

obiwanne said...

hi i always get paid on a tuesday ,so next week i cant make it on that day ...can i collect the social welfare payment the next they wensday at my post office?

thanks

Danka said...

To Obiwanne:
I think you would be able to collect it.Usually you can collect within 3 days. Call your post office or check with them personally.

Karl said...

Signed off in January, was getting paid into account then. If I sign on now, (same claim), will I have to collect from Post Office?

Singo113 said...

can you collect your dole in any post office? or does it have to be your local post office?

Danka said...

Singo133. It will be the post office you are going to nominate so choose carefully.

rayray88 said...

Hi, just wondering if you can cash your dole cheque in any post office in ireland or does it have to be your local one? thanks

rayray88 said...

hi just wondering if I can cash my dole cheque that arrives in the post in any post office in Ireland or does it have to be my local one, any help would be much appreciated

rayray88 said...

Hi, just wondering if you can cash your dole cheque in any post office in ireland or does it have to be your local one? thanks

rayray88 said...

Hi, just wondering if you can cash your dole cheque in any post office in ireland or does it have to be your local one? thanks

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