If you are applying for Universal Credit, Personal Independence Payments, receiving the State Pension or any other benefit, the timing of when you receive your money at Easter may be different due to public holidays.
Millions of people will soon be given four days off, with Good Friday landing on April 15 and Easter Monday falling on April 18.
Because of this, the Department for Work and Pensions office will be closed, meaning you won’t be able to get your money back if it falls on any of the dates above. So what’s going on? Here’s when you’ll get paid if your payment dates fall on the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, according to Stoke-on-TrentLive.
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Easter benefit payment dates – when you can expect to receive your money over the holiday period
There is good news if you are due to receive your benefit payment on Friday April 15 or Monday April 18.
Millions of people applying for Universal Credit, State Pension, Personal Independence Payments, Child Benefit and any other benefits can expect to receive their money earlier, on Thursday April 14. This is the case whether you need to be paid on Friday or Monday. That means you’re potentially looking at getting your money up to four days earlier.
And there’s more. Two weeks later, after the Easter bank holiday weekend, there is the May Day bank holiday, when once again millions of workers will have the day off and the benefits office will close. This means that if you are due to be paid on Monday May 2, you will receive your money earlier, on Friday April 29.
And then there’s the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend, giving Britons another four-day weekend, with the benefits office closing on Thursday June 2 and Friday June 3. Once again, this will mean that millions of claimants whose payment dates fall on these days will get them earlier, receiving their money on Wednesday, June 1.