If you’re due benefit payment during Easter bank holiday you could be paid early
Easter is almost upon us, which mens many will be wondering what will happen to their benefits if they have a payment due over the bank holiday weekend.
The date of Easter changes every year, happening between March 22 and April 25 annually.
This year Good Friday falls on April 2, while Easter Monday is on April 5 – and these are both bank holidays.
Universal Credit is paid out on the same day each month – so you may find that your payment date falls on one of these days.
If your payment date does fall on either of the bank holiday dates, you might actually get paid early in April 2021.
Luckily, the government has informed claimers when they will be getting paid on its website.
If you should be getting paid on April 2 or April 5, you’ll be paid on Thursday, April 1 instead.
This covers most benefits such as tax credits, pension payments and Universal Credit.
Child benefit is the same, if you’re due to be paid on April 5, you’ll receive your payment three days early.
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Child benefit a weekly payment of £21.05 for the first child, and £13.95 for subsequent children – although this is rising to £21.15 and £14 from April.
All payments are automatic, do you don’t need to contact the Department for Work and Pensions.
Payment dates for Tax Credit is the same – you’ll be paid on April 1 if your payment is due on the Easter bank holiday.
The same applies for state pension, Attendance Allowance, Carer’s Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance, Jobseeker’s Allowance, Pension Credit and Personal Independence Payments.
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