Christmas Day is next Sunday meaning Boxing Day is on a Monday this 12 months, however the bank holiday status has been moved to Tuesday, December 27. Consequently, advantages and other payments from the DWP or HMRC due on those dates will probably be sent out earlier.
Payments which might be affected by the seasonal bank holidays will land in people’s bank accounts on Friday, December 23.
These are the DWP advantages which may be affected, depending on when an individual is due their payment:
- Universal Credit
- State pension
- Pension Credit
- Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
- Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
- Attendance Allowance
- Carer’s Allowance
- Employment Support Allowance (ESA)
- Income Support
- Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA).
READ MORE: Martin Lewis shares the way to save £191.90 a 12 months on energy bills
These payment date changes affect people receiving Working Tax Credits or Child Tax Credits.
Payments due on Monday, December 26 will probably be made on Friday, December 23
Payments due on Tuesday, December 27 will probably be made on Friday, December 23
Payments due on Wednesday, December 28 will probably be made on Friday, December 23
Payments due on Thursday, December 29 will probably be made on Wednesday, December 28 (Scotland and England only)
Payments due on Monday, January 2 will probably be made on Friday, December 30
Payments due on Tuesday, January 3 will probably be made on Friday, December 30
Payments due on Wednesday, January 4 will probably be made on Tuesday, January 3 (England and Northern Ireland only).