Universal Credit payments at Christmas will be earlier

Bank holidays can mean Universal Credit (UC) applicants receive early payments from DWP.

This week saw the Abolish the universal credit increase of £ 20 per week – which was added to payments at the beginning of the pandemic.

UC payments are typically paid monthly, and according to the UK government website, applicants will get the money earlier if a payment date falls on a bank holiday, including Christmas.

This year Christmas falls on a Saturday and Boxing Day falls on Sunday. This means that both Monday, December 27th and Tuesday, December 28th are official holidays this year.

According to the government website, anyone who normally receives their UC payment on these days will receive their money on the Friday before Christmas Day, which is Christmas Eve this year.

However, receiving the payment early means, similar to receiving wages, that the time until the next payment is further away and the money therefore has to last a little longer.

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