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DWP confirms change to Universal Credit payment date due to Jubilee Bank Holiday

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People who are expecting to receive benefits payments over the upcoming Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend have been warned they will get their money on a different day than usual. The country is set to celebrate the ‘once in a lifetime’ platinum Jubilee with a bumper four-day Bank Holiday weekend.

As reported by Lincolnshire Live, this will result in anyone who normally gets paid their benefits on Thursday, June 2 and Friday, June 3 may see their payments arrive sooner next month. This is because benefits like Universal Credit are not usually paid on Bank Holidays or weekends.

If your payment dates fall on a normal working date either side of The Queen’s Jubilee weekend, there will be no changes for you. However, if your payments are scheduled to arrive on a Bank Holiday date, you can expect your payments to appear slightly earlier than usual.

Read more: DWP Universal Credit: From free broadboard to Healthy Start Vouchers – everything that can be claimed

Changes to payments usually occur when a regular date falls on a Bank Holiday weekend. Next month, anyone expecting payments on June 2 or 3 will be paid on June 1 instead. You don’t need to do anything if you are due to receive early payments, it will be deposited directly to you.

A number of benefits are set to be affected by this. These are:

  • Attendance Allowance
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Child Benefit
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Pension Credit
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • State Pension

The most up-to-date Universal Credit payments can be found below.

Standard allowance

Single

Single under 25: £265.31 (from £257.33)

Single 25 or over: £334.91 (from £324.84)

Couple

Joint claimants both under 25: £416.45 (from £403.93)

Joint claimants, one or both 25 or over: £525.72 (from £509.91)

Child elements

First child (born prior to April 6, 2017): £290 (from £282.60)

First child (born on or after April 6, 2017) or second child and subsequent child (where an exception or transitional provision applies): £244.58 (from £237.08)

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