DWP confirms May bank holiday payment date changes for benefits including PIP, Universal Credit and state pension

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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is set to alter payments for millions of people this month, allowing many to enjoy the May bank holiday with a bit of extra cash. A total of 12 benefits will see a change in payment dates.

Those due to receive any of these benefits on May 27 - which is the Spring bank holiday - will have their payment brought forward. This means claimants will get their money three days early to avoid the long weekend.

People will see this money hitting their accounts on Friday (May 24). But, it is worth noting this money will also need to stretch an extra three days until the next payment.

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This change in the benefit payment date isn't permanent and will revert to the usual day from next month. The vast majority of government benefits are affected by the May 27 bank holiday, including Universal Credit.

The other 11 benefits that will also see payment dates moved forward are:

  • Child benefit

  • Personal Independence Payment

  • Carer's Allowance

  • Disability Living Allowance

  • Attendance Allowance

  • Jobseeker's Allowance

  • Income support

  • Pension Credit

  • State Pension

  • Pension credit

  • Tax credits

This is the second bank holiday this month, with the previous one occurring on May 6. These bank holiday payment date alterations won't affect the amount you receive and will land in your account as per usual, just three days ahead of schedule.

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