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Bank holiday in May means benefits including Universal Credit will be paid out earlier this week

If you’re due for a benefit including Universal Credit, child support or the state pension on Monday, May 2nd, your money should arrive sooner. Here’s when to expect your benefits over the May bank holiday

Benefit payments are subject to change over the May bank holiday
Benefit payments are subject to change over the May bank holiday

Benefit payments including Universal Credit will arrive earlier for some households ahead of the May bank holiday weekend.

The first bank holiday in May is next week, Monday May 2nd. For most workers in the UK this means they can enjoy a three day weekend.

But if you normally expect a pension payment date on that day, your money will arrive in your bank account on a different date.

Remember that if you get paid earlier, you have to hold onto your money longer.

This is because you have to wait longer before your next payment.

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Benefit payment dates over the first bank holiday in May

If you have a benefit payment due on Monday, May 2nd, your money should arrive on Friday, April 29th instead.

This includes most benefits like tax credits, pension payments, and Universal Credit if your usual payment date falls on a holiday.

You don’t have to do anything as the payment will be made automatically on the different date.

Benefit payment dates over the second bank holiday in May

The second bank holiday in May usually falls on the last Monday in May each year.

But this year it’s being postponed so workers have an extra long bank holiday weekend in early June to celebrate the Queen’s 70th year on the throne.

The bank holidays are Thursday 2 June (replacing Spring Bank Holiday) and Friday 3 June (for the Queen’s Jubilee).

If you receive benefit payments on these days, you will likely be paid early on Wednesday, June 1st.

List of services affected by public holidays

How often you are paid your benefit depends on the type of support you claim.

Universal Credit is paid out on the same day each month, while tax credits are typically paid out every four weeks or weekly.

Child benefit is usually paid every four weeks on a Monday or Tuesday.

The following services are generally affected on public holidays:

  • attendance fee

  • need of care

  • child support

  • Disabled Life Support

  • Employment and Support Allowance

  • social care

  • unemployment benefit

  • pension credit

  • Personal Independence Payment

  • State Pension

  • Tax credits (e.g. labor tax credit)

  • universal credit

What if I don’t get paid?

If you do not receive your benefit payment as expected, first check the date on your award notice and your bank account.

If you have the right appointment and the money is not there, you should contact the relevant helpline.

Keep in mind that these are unlikely to be open on public holidays.

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