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The payment dates for Universal Credit are changing next month to coincide with the holidays.
Universal Credit payments are usually made on the same date every month, but because of Christmas the dates will change.
With December just weeks away, this could impact a number of claimants – so it’s important to be aware.
If a Universal Credit payment date falls on a bank holiday, the payment will likely be altered and paid on the first working day before this.
In England, Wales and Northern Ireland there are two bank holidays in December.
For those whose payment dates fall on either December 25 or December 28, the payment will come through on the first working day before this.
Scotland also has the same bank holidays, but there’s also one coming up soon which claimants should be aware of – St Andrew’s Day on November 30.
Below are the payment dates for December and January you need to be aware of:
- Due date: December 24, 2020 – Payment date December 24
- Due date: December 25, 2020 – Payment date December 24
- Due date: December 26, 2020 – Payment date December 24
- Due date: December 27, 2020 – Payment date December 24
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- Due date: December 28, 2020 – Payment date December 24
- Due date: December 29, 2020 – Payment date December 29
- Due date: December 30, 2020 – Payment date December 30
- Due date: December 31, 2020 – Payment date December 31
- Due date: January 1, 2021 – Payment date December 31
If your payment doesn’t arrive on time you can call the Universal Credit helpline straight away.
The number is 0800 328 5644, and lines are open Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm. All calls are free, and the line is closed on bank holidays.
- Universal Credit
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