Child benefit payment date changes confirmed before the June bank holiday

Child benefit payment dates were confirmed before the June bank holiday.

Parents and legal guardians should be aware of these dates as the program’s summer schedule will be implemented.

This may mean that for people with children aged 16 and 17, this could be their last payment until September.

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If your family allowances must be paid directly into your bank account, you should receive them on Tuesday 7 June.

Some people may even receive it on an earlier date, Friday, June 3, but it’s impossible to confirm who will experience it.

Other social benefits paid directly into a bank account will be paid on Friday June 3 instead of Monday June 6.

Those who receive their payments by checks which should arrive on Monday June 6 should also receive them the previous Friday as they will be mailed a day earlier.

For parents and legal guardians with children aged 16-17, their monthly child allowance will be suspended for July and August, with June being their last payment of the summer months.

Child benefit payment date changes confirmed before the June bank holiday

If their children are in full-time education, in full-time training, or are disabled and cannot support themselves, their payments will start again in September.

They will also receive July and August arrears with this payment.

However, if their child turns 18 before September, they will receive any payment that would have been waived until the month of their 18th birthday.

To qualify for child benefit you must be living in Ireland and satisfy the habitual residence condition (HRC).

You must apply for family allowances within the following 12 months:

  • The birth of your baby or

  • The month the child became a member of your family or

  • The month your family came to live in Ireland or

  • The date you started working in Ireland if your children live in another EU country

You can find more information about Child Benefit or Child Benefit on Citizen’s Information, found here.

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Elaine R. Knight