Hey all. My Brother is on Job Seekers Allowance. Normally collects in Post Office on Monday. He got an AnPost debit card and tried to collect today. Nothing there. He tried the post office...nothing there. He rang the local welfare office...lines all busy. He asked me for a lift to the welfare office and it wasn’t very busy. 5 people waiting there and less than 5 minutes waiting.
He was told that because his payment is now electronic, that his new payment day is Thursday. Does anyone know anything about this? Aside from the not insignificant inconvenience of waiting an extra 4 days for his payment, will he be paid for the 4 days he is now missing? He didn’t ask any of this at the welfare office and said he would wait and see. Didn’t want to rock the boat. But in the mean time, he has no cash, no food essentials and his electric meter is beeping for credit. I’m not in a position to offer much so I was hoping to at least see if anyone on here knows what is happening with the payment. 4 days is a long enough wait.