Some changes are expected to be made to the benefit payment dates in May due to the two statutory holidays.
Families applying for benefits, including universal credit, should note when they can expect to receive their payments.
The first holiday is Monday May 3, while the second is Monday May 31.
If you normally receive your payment on these days, chances are you will receive your money on a different date, as ChronicleLive reports.
Also, if you get paid earlier, you will need to make your money last longer because there will be more time to wait for your next payment.
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Benefit payment dates for the first public holiday
If you are claiming tax credits or family allowances and your payment is due on Monday, May 3, you can expect to be paid the Friday before April 30.
Tax credits are usually paid every four weeks or every week, while family allowances are usually paid every four weeks on a Monday or Tuesday.
The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has not yet confirmed when other benefits, including universal credit and PIP – will be paid.
If the delay follows the same pattern as last year, you may also get paid the previous Friday.
Benefit payment dates for the second public holiday in May
Tax credit and family allowance applicants can also expect to be paid earlier if their payment date falls on the second public holiday.
This means that if you are due to be paid on Monday May 31st, you will be paid on Friday May 28th instead.
Again, DWP has not yet confirmed the payment dates for the other benefits.
But if it’s like last year, chances are you will get paid the previous Friday, so May 28, if you apply for universal credit or other payments.