Delays in benefits cheques caused by power cut

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The Department of Social Care has been hit by a one-day delay in issuing its benefit cheques.

As a result of a major power cut in one of the government’s IT systems on Tuesday, social security benefit cheques that were due to be delivered today (Wednesday) will be delivered tomorrow.

Customers who were due to receive their benefit today can collect their cheque from the department’s general counter on the ground floor of Markwell House between 11.30am and 3pm, provided they have photographic identification with them.

Any cheques not collect by 3pm will be posted and recipients should get them on Thursday.

The department apologised for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions contact 685094.

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