UNIVERSAL Credit and other benefit payment dates will change in May and June.
There are three bank holidays coming up in the next couple of months, which affect when claimants will get their money.
Most people receive their first payment seven days after the end of their initial assessment period.
If that date falls on the bank holiday, you’ll get the money on the previous working day instead.
That means you won’t be left waiting for cash over the long weekend.
We explain how upcoming bank holidays will affect your benefit payments in May and June.
When will I get my Universal Credit and other benefit payments?
今年, the next three bank holidays are on May 2, 六月 2 と6月 3.
Households who usually get their payments on those dates will get their money slightly earlier than usual.
The Department for Work and Pensions confirmed it will be transferred on the previous working day.
If you usually get paid on the 2nd of the month, you’ll get your May benefits on April 29 as that’s the last working day before the bank holiday.
Claimants who would expect to be paid on June 2 または 3 will receive their cash on June 1 代わりに.
Universal Credit claimants can access lots of extra help on top of their payments.
Thousands of households on low income can access emergency cash grants to help with bills.