PIP, Universal Credit and 10 other benefits paid early in the week due to Spring and Platinum Jubilee holidays

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) recently confirmed in its Touchbase newsletter changes to certain benefits and state pension payment dates due to upcoming public holidays this week.

Thursday June 2 is a spring bank holiday across the UK and Friday June 3 has been declared a national bank holiday to allow everyone across the country to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

As a result, the DWP has announced that its offices and phone lines will be closed during this time, meaning anyone due to receive certain benefits by these dates will receive their money on Wednesday, June 1.

The DWP said: “Thursday June 2 and Friday June 3 offices and phone lines are closed.

“To ensure that people receive their payments on a day when our offices are open, arrangements have been made to make certain payments earlier.

“If the scheduled payment date is Thursday June 2 or Friday June 3, the benefits will be paid in advance on Wednesday June 1.”

Workers’ tax credit and child tax credits, administered by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), which are due on these dates, will also be paid on Wednesday 1 June.

Full list of DWP and HMRC benefits due early next week

  • Universal Credit

  • State pension

  • Pension credit

  • Disabled allowance

  • Payment for personal independence

  • Child tax credit

  • Work Tax Credit

  • Attendance allowance

  • Care allowance

  • Employment support allowance

  • Income support

  • Job search allowance

If the expected payment date is not listed above, the DWP said people will receive their money on their usual payment date.

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