Platinum Jubilee Weekend Benefit Payment Dates
People who receive financial aid, such as housing allowance and child benefit, will have their payment date changed.
The Platinum Jubilee weekend means that for those receiving benefits, there will be a change in the date their benefits are paid.
The country is gearing up for another four-day weekend – this one in honor of the Queen’s Platinum Jubileebetween June 2 and 5.
The long weekend, however, means that for those receiving benefits, there will be a change in the date their benefits are paid.
So why will there be a change in benefit payments date and when can you expect your benefit payment to arrive?
Here’s everything you need to know.
What benefits will be affected?
Payment of benefits, including Universal Credit, Child Tax Credits, Employment Tax Credits, Child Benefit, Employment Support Allowance (ESA), Employment Allowance Personal Independence (PIP), Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), Carer’s Allowance, Attendant’s Allowance and Pension Credits are affected by public holidays.
Why will there be a change in benefit payment dates?
All banks are closed on public holidays and services are therefore treated differently during these dates.
When will benefit payments be received?
If you are due to receive an allowance on a public holiday, you can expect it to arrive in your bank account early.
This is because banks will process all payments in advance before they close for a long weekend.
The Department for Work and Pensions has confirmed the payment date you can expect for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend.
If your payment date falls on Thursday June 2 or Friday June 3, you can expect to receive your money on Wednesday June 1 as both of these days are public holidays.
Why do we have a bank holiday for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee?
This year, end of May holidaywhich usually takes place on the last weekend in May, has been moved to sit alongside the additional public holiday for Queen Elizabeth’s 70-year reign.
The public holiday was granted by the government to allow the United Kingdom to celebrate this event.
Queen Elizabeth II is the only British monarch in history to have taken this step.
What are the other public holiday dates in 2022?
There are still five holiday dates to come this year.
Some are UK-wide, while others are only found in Scotland. They are all listed below.
Benefit recipients can also expect their payments to be received earlier during these dates as well.
- Monday 1 August: Summer Bank Holiday (Scotland only)
- Monday August 29: Summer holiday
- Wednesday 1 November: St Andrew’s Day (Scotland only)
- Monday, December 26: Boxing Day
- Tuesday, December 27: Christmas Day substitute
The Department for Work and Pensions has yet to confirm exact dates for benefit payments around these public holidays.
What should I do if I need additional financial assistance?
If the amount of allowance you receive is not enough to live on, or if you need help while you wait for your first payment to arrive, you can apply for hardship compensation.
However, you will have to repay this amount.