Department of Social Protection confirms problem with some fuel allowance payments

Arrangements are being made to pay affected customers 'as soon as possible'

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16:33 3 Jan 2018 Newstalk 16:33 Wednesday 3 January 2018

There is a problem with some payments of the fuel allowance due this week, according to the Department of Social Protection.

Lump sump payments were due and the problem affects those on the state pension, disability allowance, invalidity pension, contributory widowers pension, and the national fuel scheme.

The Department says the delay is being investigated.

It adds that arrangements are being made to pay affected customers 'as soon as possible'.