Bank Holiday Benefits Payments May 2018 – When Are Tax Credits, Child Benefits, Esa, Jsa And Universal Credit Paid?


ANOTHER May Bank Holiday is around the corner, with many Brits set to enjoy a three-day weekend.

Here is how the bank holiday Monday might affect when certain benefit payments are processed.

Getty Images Make sure you know when you’ll be paid

When are my benefits normally paid?

Here’s what you need to know…

Basic State Pension: Every four weeks. The day your pension is paid depends on your National Insurance (NI) number.

Child Benefit: Every four weeks normally on a Monday or Tuesday. Weekly payments are made to single parents, or those who receive other benefits such as Income Support.

Personal Independence Payments (PIP) are slowly replacing Disability Living Allowance (DLA) benefits. Both benefits are paid every four weeks.

Getty Images Bank Holidays can affect your benefit payment dates

Jobseeker’s Allowance: Every two weeks.

Pension Credit: Every four weeks.

Tax Credits: Every week or every four weeks, depending on your preference.

Universal Credit: Once a month.

Attendance Allowance: Every four weeks.

Carer’s Allowance: Weekly in advance, or every four to 13 weeks.

Employment and Support Allowance: Every two weeks.

Personal Independence Payment: Every 4 weeks.

Most benefits are paid on a Monday or Tuesday – with the cash normally going straight into your bank or building society.

Getty Images It’s important to know when the money is coming in, so you can budget for your family

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