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Benefit payment dates at xmas – Universal Credit

When will i get my benefits payed during Christmas in the UK? 

Many families are left wondering when their benefits will be paid, including the new Universal Credit payment dates during the xmas period December 2018.

I have compiled a handy chart below to explain UK benefit payment dates 2018.

*Please be aware, anyone on the new Universal Credit system, no longer receives the £10 Christmas bonus payment… In-fact you now receive nothing as a bonus anymore!… F**k i hear you say?…

When your payment  is dueWhen you’ll be paid (except Universal
Credit)
When Universal
Credit will be paid
Monday 24 December 2018Friday 21 December 2018Monday 24 December 2018
Tuesday 25 December 2018Friday 21 December 2018Monday 24 December 2018
Wednesday 26 December 2018Friday 21 December 2018Monday 24 December 2018
Thursday 27 December 2018Thursday 27 December 2018Thursday 27 December 2018
Friday 28 December 2018Friday 28 December 2018Friday 28 December 2018
Saturday 29 December 2018Friday 28 December 2018Friday 28 December 2018
Sunday 30 December 2018Friday 28 December 2018Friday 28 December 2018
Monday 31 December 2018Monday 31 December 2018Monday 31 December 2018
Tuesday 1 January 2019Monday 31 December 2018Monday 31 December 2018

What if my benefit payments are due on the 2nd December?

If you claim any of these benefits below, you will be paid on that day.

  • Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Income Support
  • Universal Credit

Any other UK benefit due to be paid 2nd January 2018, will be paid on 
31 December 2018.

when do i get paid and how often for my benefits
UK money for benefit payments

How often do my benefits get paid?

Below is a full payments table showing the frequency of every benefit payment in the UK, including the new Universal Credit system.

BenefitHow often it’s paid
Attendance
Allowance
Usually every 4 weeks
State PensionUsually every 4 weeks
Carer’s
Allowance
Weekly in advance or every 4 weeks
Child BenefitUsually every 4 weeks – or weekly if you’re a single parent or you or your partner get certain benefits.
Disability Living
Allowance
Usually every 4 weeks
Employment and
Support Allowance
Usually every 2 weeks
Jobseeker’s
Allowance
Usually every 2 weeks
Pension CreditUsually every 4 weeks
Personal
Independence
Payment
Usually every 4 weeks
Tax credits, such as Working Tax
Credits
Every 4 weeks or weekly. Check your payment date if you’re paid every 4 weeks.
Universal CreditEvery month

when do my tax credits get paid
Tax Credit Payments

Please be aware benefit payments for Tax Credits December 2018 are slightly different! 

Check payment dates for UK Tax Credit payments December 2018 and January 2019 below.

Payment DateXmas payment date
25 December 201824 December
26 December 201824 December
27 December 201824 December
28 December 201827 December – England, Scotland and Wales only
1 January 201931 December
2 January 201931 December
3 January 20192 January – England, Wales and Northern Ireland only

Share this handy chart with people you know, to make sure late or early payments don’t effect peoples bills and planned outings.

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