Full list of 12 benefits to be paid earlier this week including General Credit and Child Benefit

MILLIONS of Britons receiving benefits can expect early payments this week because of Christmas.

Bank holidays during the festive season can change the date the money arrives in the bank account.

Christmas may affect benefit payments this week and next


Christmas may affect benefit payments this week and nextCredit: Getty

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has confirmed that early payments will be made this week for 12 benefit.

That includes UniveCredits rsal, Personal Independence Payment and State Pension.

David Rutley, welfare distribution minister, said: “Making these payments early means people will get their money sooner rather than later, a move that is particularly welcome at this time. this point of the year.”

Christmas falls on a Saturday this year, followed by Gift Day on Sunday.

It means bank holiday for these following dates the following Monday and Tuesday – December 27 and 28.

Any payments normally made on these days will be made soon – on Friday 24th December (Christmas Eve).

There are also changes to the New Year period, with bank holidays to follow – here we explain the changes and when you can expect your benefit payment.

What benefits are paid earlier this week for Christmas?

The DWP has shared the full list of benefits that will be paid early because of Christmas.

  • Attendance allowance
  • Carer allowance
  • Children’s rights
  • Disability living allowance
  • Employment Allowance and Support
  • Income support
  • Candidate’s allowance
  • Pension Credit
  • Independent payment for individuals
  • Pension scheme
  • Tax Credits (such as the Working Tax Credit)
  • General Credit

How do I know if I will get my benefits paid early?

Not everyone gets their benefits early – it depends on the date you’re usually paid.

If you normally receive your benefits on the following dates, you should receive them earlier this week on Friday, December 24.

  • Saturday, December 25
  • Sunday, December 26
  • Monday, December 27
  • Tuesday, December 28

You will also be paid early if you would normally receive your payment on Wednesday, December 29, except for Universal Credit, which will still be paid on a normal day.

All payments scheduled for Thursday, December 30 will be paid on that date as usual.

New Year’s Day also falls on a weekend and means the bank has a day off on Monday, January 3, 2022 and this means you get paid early too.

If you normally get your benefits on later days in the New Year, you’ll get them as early as Friday, December 31.

  • Saturday January 1
  • Tuesday, January 2
  • Monday, January 3

Payments due on Tuesday 4 January 2022 will be paid on this date as usual if you are in England or Wales.

In Scotland, all benefits other than General Credit due on 4 January will be paid early, on Friday 31 December.

General Credit will still be paid on this date even though it is a bank holiday in Scotland.

Will my benefit payment amount change?

The amount you are paid will not change if you are paid early this week.

It will be the same as in previous months, unless you have a change of circumstances that affects the amount you receive at once.

Don’t forget that if you get paid early then you will have to earn extra money as you will have extra days to wait until your next payment date.

Don’t forget to include this when calculating your family budget.

If your funds are not being paid on time, you should double-check your regular payment date and contact your bank before calling the DWP.

If something goes wrong, you can too submit a complaint to the DWP

Couple reveal how you can make a luxurious Christmas dinner in less than an hour using one dish each using Icelandic bargains

We pay for your stories!

Do you have a story for The Sun Money team? Full list of 12 benefits to be paid earlier this week including General Credit and Child Benefit

Bobby Allyn

USTimeToday is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Related Articles

Back to top button