May Bank Holiday 2023 payment dates: When will my Universal Credit, child benefit or state pension be paid? | The Sun

THOUSANDS on benefits see their payment dates change on Bank Holidays.

If you are on Universal Credit, Pension Credit and more you will see the money land in your account earlier than usual.

The Government does this to ensure no one is left waiting for their payments over the Bank Holiday.

But what does it mean for you if you're due to be paid on May 29? Here's everything you need to know.

When will I get my payment?

The Government has confirmed that benefit payments due to land in accounts on May 29 will be made early instead.

Those due cash on this date will be paid on May 26.

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You don't need to do anything if your usual date for getting your benefit falls on a Bank Holiday.

If you don't receive payment one working day before the Bank Holiday, you should contact the Department for Work and Pensions directly.

Does this only affect those on Universal Credit?

This affects all individuals claiming several notable benefits including Universal Credit.

Those on the following benefits will see payments land earlier at the end of this month.

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  • Attendance Allowance
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Pension Credit
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • State Pension
  • Universal Credit
  • Child Benefit/Guardian’s Allowance
  • Working Tax Credits
  • Child Tax Credits

Will my payment amount change?

The only thing that changes is when you get paid.

Of course, the amount you get depends on which benefits you're currently claiming.

If you think you're eligible for benefits and missing out, then we've explained how to check which benefits you could claim.

How will it affect me?

Getting paid early will mean you need to plan out your month to make sure you don't overspend.

Make sure to factor this into your budget for May.

Do you have a money problem that needs sorting? Get in touch by emailing [email protected]

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