Some child benefit and tax credit payments due on Easter will be paid tomorrow

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Easter falls on Sunday, April 17 this year, which means some payments due on Good Friday or Bank Holiday Monday will land in accounts early.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have confirmed changes to the next scheduled payment dates to ensure people receive their money on the day Jobcentre Plus offices and telephone lines are open .

The bank holiday weekend of April 15 to April 18 means that if the scheduled payment date is Friday April 15 or Monday April 18, the money will be paid earlier on Thursday April 14.

Below is a list of the payments affected by the change – if your benefit is not listed, it will not be prepaid.

HMRC payment dates over the Easter weekend

Payments due on Friday April 15 or Monday April 18 for the benefits listed below will be paid on Thursday April 14.

Payments concerned:

DWP Payout Dates Over Easter Weekend

Payments due on Friday April 15 or Monday April 18 for the benefits listed below will be paid on Thursday April 14.

Payments concerned:

  • Attendance allowance
  • Care allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • Employment support allowance (ESA)
  • Income support
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Pension credit
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • State pension
  • Universal Credit

What to do if the payment does not go to your account

If your child benefit or guardian’s benefit payment does not arrive in your account, contact the child benefit office on 0300 200 3100 – lines are open from 8am to 6pm.

If your tax credits payment is not going to your account, contact HMRC on 0345 300 3900 – lines are open between 8am and 6pm.

If your state pension is not credited to your account, contact the pensions service on 0800 731 0469 – lines are open from 8am to 5pm.

For any DWP benefit payments that don’t come in, contact your local Jobcentre Plus – more details on GOV.UK here.

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