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6th April 2020

Easter Payments dates for Benefits, We believe this is the correct information.

Payment dates for Universal Credit and Child Benefit, along with other with other benefits will vary over the Easter period.

This year Easter falls on April 12, and because it is a bank holiday weekend the normal dates, the transactions dates will be different.

According to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), some payments, including Universal Credit will arrive early

Universal Credit – Easter payment dates

Universal credit is paid every four weeks on the same date. It will vary slightly over Easter.

The date is determined by when your first payment arrives, but it will be moved in any month where your pay date falls on a weekend or bank holiday.

Due: Friday, April 10, 2020 (Good Friday)
Paid: Thursday, April 9

Due: Saturday, April 11, 2020 (Holy Saturday)
Paid: Thursday, April 9

Due: Sunday, April 12 (Easter Day/Easter Sunday)
Paid: Thursday, 9

Due: Monday, April 13, 2020 (Easter Monday)
Paid: Thursday, April 9

PIP – Easter payment dates

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is usually paid every four weeks.

But if your payment date is on a bank holiday, you will usually be paid before the bank holiday. Pay dates will vary over the Easter break.

Due: Friday, April 10, 2020 (Good Friday)
Paid: Thursday, April 9

Due: Monday, April 13, 2020 (Easter Monday)
Paid: Thursday, April 9

Child Benefit – Easter payment dates

Child benefit is usually paid every four weeks on a Monday or Tuesday (but you can get it paid weekly if you’re a single parent or if one of you is claiming other benefits).

Due: Friday, April 10, 2020 (Good Friday)
Paid: Thursday, April 9

Due: Monday, April 13, 2020 (Easter Monday)
Paid: Thursday, April 9

Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit – Easter payment dates

Tax credits such as Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit are paid every week or every four weeks.

Due: Friday, April 10, 2020 (Good Friday)
Paid: Thursday, April 9

Due: Monday, April 13, 2020 (Easter Monday)
Paid: Thursday, April 9

Employment Support Allowance and Jobseekers Allowance – Easter payment dates

These are both usually paid every two weeks.

Due: Friday, April 10, 2020 (Good Friday)
Paid: Thursday, April 9

Due: Monday, April 13, 2020 (Easter Monday)
Paid: Thursday, April 9

Depending on your bank, funds are available sometime after midnight on the day they are due, usually in the early hours – but this varies depending on which bank you’re with.

These are the typical paying-in times for banks:

Clydesdale, Yorkshire – 11.30pm the night before to 12.30am

Lloyds – midnight to 1am

Bank of Scotland – midnight to 1.30am

Metro Bank – midnight to 2am

Barclays , Co-op- 1am to 2am

Natwest, RBS, Ulster Bank, Nationwide – 2am to 3am

Halifax – 3am to 4am

HSBC, Santander – 6am to 9am

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