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Sample Request Letter to Boss/HR for Night Shift Allowance

Many companies pay additional allowance to their employees who work during nights at the office. Such an allowance is called a night shift allowance.

sample request letter for night shift allowance
If your company has informed you during your joining time that you will be paid a night shift allowance, then you should ask them to pay it in case they do not pay it along with your salary or otherwise. Generally, the condition on night shift allowance is also mentioned in the appointment letter or offer letter given to the employee.

Here is an example on how to write an application letter to the concerned officer in your office requesting him to approve your night shift allowance.


Date: ________

(Name of the Officer)
_________ Department
(Name of the Organization)

Sub.: Request for night shift allowance.

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am working in the ________ department as a (Designation). My employee code is _______. I was given instruction to work during night shifts. Hence, I have been obliging the same starting from (Date).

During the last month, I had worked for a total of ___ days for day shift and ___ days for night shift. Accordingly, I should have been paid an additional allowance for the night shift. However, I have only received my salary amount, but have not received the night shift allowance yet.

I was informed about the additional allowance for night shift during my joining time. The condition on the same is also mentioned in my offer letter and appointment letter.

Therefore, I kindly request you to give necessary instruction for release of payment for night shift allowance to me. I shall be grateful to you for your kind help and support.

Thanking you,
Yours sincerely,

(Name of the Employee)