Universal Credit & state pension payments to come through early next month – check now

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State pension and other benefit payments are usually delivered on a specific schedule. However, where payment dates fall on a bank holiday, the DWP will usually make earlier payments on the first working day beforehand.

This may impact millions of benefit claimants in the coming weeks as bank holidays fall across the whole of the UK in August.

The next bank holiday in England, Wales and Northern Ireland falls on August 30, a Monday.

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Those who are scheduled to receive benefit payments on this date will actually be paid on August 27.

In Scotland, there is an earlier bank holiday on the horizon which will result in some receiving payments early this month.

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The next bank holiday in Scotland falls on August 2.

This means benefit payments falling on this date will likely come through on July 30.

Claimants will be hit differently by this depending on what support they receive, but the Government breaks down how payment schedules work for every benefit:

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  • Attendance allowance -usually every four weeks
  • Carer’s allowance – weekly in advance or every four weeks
  • Child benefit – usually every four weeks or weekly
  • Disability living allowance – usually every four weeks
  • Employment and support allowance – usually every two weeks
  • Income support – usually every two weeks
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance – usually every two weeks
  • Pension Credit – usually every four weeks
  • PIP – usually every four weeks
  • State pension – usually every four weeks
  • Tax credits, such as Working Tax Credits – every four weeks or weekly
  • Universal Credit – every month

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All benefit claimants will be asked to select a bank, building society or credit union account for the payments to go into.

A claimant can only get paid in a different way if they have problems opening or managing an account.

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Should claimants have an issue with this, they will need to contact the office that pays the benefit for assistance.

Usually, this will either be the DWP or HMRC.

For those who are unsure if they’re entitled to any state benefits, independent calculators can be found online.

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These free-to-use tools can help people find out what benefits they could get, how they can be claimed and how benefits will be affected if they start work.

The Government notes these tools are anonymous and have replaced the Benefits Adviser service.

The Government itself does not provide these tools but there are a number of organisations that have the state’s endorsement.

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The following have been highlighted by the Government as effective benefit calculator providers:

  • entitledto – for information on income-related benefits, tax credits, contribution-based benefits, council tax reduction, carer’s allowance, Universal Credit and how your benefits will be affected if you start work
  • Turn2us – for information on income-related benefits, tax credits, council tax reduction, carer’s allowance, Universal Credit and how your benefits will be affected if you start work or change your working hours
  • Policy in Practice – for information on income-related benefits, tax credits, contribution-based benefits, council tax reduction, carer’s allowance, Universal Credit, how these are calculated and how your benefits will be affected if you start work or change your working hours

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