After receiving your September Universal Loan payment, many will be eagerly awaiting their October and November money.
But if you are looking forward to Christmas, and let’s face it, it wasn’t long ago, many will wonder when they will get their social allowance and if it will be in time for the big day.
The good news is that if your payment date falls on any of the December holidays, or if it’s New Years that you want to know about, the January bank holiday, the money you get should be in your account on time.
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The amount you will receive will depend on what has been investigated during your “Review Period” and should be about the same as usual, unless your circumstances have changed.
So let’s tell you more about the Universal Credit Christmas 2021 payout dates. Here’s what you need to know.
Payment deadlines for universal credit 2021: when will I receive my performance benefit?
If you receive your Universal Loan Christmas Payment 2021 on either of the two public holidays in December or on a public holiday in January, you should get your cash early.
The reason that there are two public holidays immediately after Christmas is because both Christmas Day and Boxing Day fall on a weekend this year. Christmas Day is Saturday, December 25, 2021, and Boxing Day is Sunday, December 26, 2021.
That is, if your payment falls on Monday, December 27th, 2021 or Tuesday, December 28th, 2021, you should receive your money on Friday, December 24th, 2021, also known as Christmas Eve.
Similarly, New Year’s Day is Saturday, January 1st, 2022. This means that the holiday will be moved to Monday, January 3rd, 2022. For this reason, those who receive their payments on Monday should instead receive their payout on Friday, December 31, 2021.
On their website, the government says, “If your payment date falls on a weekend or a public holiday, you will usually be paid the working day before.”
If you are looking ahead and wondering where to find the money for heating, food, clothing, or anything else, then you can apply for the Household Assistance Fund.
This was announced by the government when it began cutting back by £ 20 a week the universal loan hike introduced at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
This means that those who receive the benefit and struggle with everyday necessities are eligible for additional financial help from their community. Contact them to find out more.