The Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys has today announced that jobseeker payments will return to the post office in line with the easing of Covid-19 restrictions.

The changes will apply initially to all new jobseeker applicants before being extended to other jobseekers over the coming months.

When public health restrictions were introduced in 2020, people in receipt of social welfare were given the option of being paid into a bank account.

This was an exceptional measure to help reduce the spread of the virus and ensure people could comply with social distancing guidelines. 

But following consultation with An Post and the Irish Postmaster’s Union (IPU), Minister Humphreys has today announced that jobseeker payments will now return to the post office.

Minister of State, Frank Feighan says this move which will bring foot flow back into our local post offices across Ireland, as well as helping to combat social welfare fraud.

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