2022 universal credit payment dates: When are your benefits paid?
The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has issued an official statement to announce and explain the days when UK residents will be able to receive their Universal credit payments.
Public holidays will affect your benefit payment dates in December, as the Christmas Day (December 25) and Boxing Day (December 26) public holidays had to be moved to December 27 and 28, as they fell on Saturday. and Sunday, respectively. Meanwhile, the January 1 public holiday falls on a Saturday, which means it has to be moved to Monday January 3.
Last week, 12 types of benefit payments were brought forward until Christmas Eve, after initially being scheduled to be paid between December 25 and December 28.
“Making those payments early means people will get their money back as soon as possible, a particularly welcome move at this time of year.” David rutleythe welfare minister told The Sun.
When will the universal credit be paid in December 2021?
For UK residents with payment due on Friday 31st December or three days later Monday 3rd January they will all receive the credit on New Year’s Eve.
Meanwhile, those who are due to receive universal credit on Tuesday, January 4, will receive payment on the same day.
“Benefits are usually paid directly to your bank, building society, or credit union account,” the DWP added. “If your payment date is a weekend or a public holiday, you will usually be paid the previous working day. This may be different for tax credits and family allowances. Some payments will be made earlier if they are. due between December 27, 2021 and January 4, 2022. Inform the office that pays your allowance if you do not receive your payment on the scheduled day.
When will universal credit be paid in 2022?
After the Christmas and New Years period, Universal Credit payments will return to normal.
For those who receive their monthly payments, the money is expected to arrive in the relevant bank account at the same time each month as it did during the last few months of 2021, with the potential exception of December.