Thousands of benefits to be paid early NEXT WEEK including Universal Credit –full list

If you claim benefits and you’re due a payment over the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend

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Thousands of people who claim benefits will receive their payments early next week due to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate 70 years on the throne during the first weekend of June –for many Brits, this will mean an extra long four-day long weekend.

Thursday, June 2, will be a bank holiday, because the late May Day bank holiday has been pushed back to give workers more time off.

There will then be an extra bank holiday on Friday, June 3, to mark the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

But for those who claim benefits, you may find your payments arrive earlier than usual.

This is because payments such as Universal Credit are not usually paid on bank holidays and weekends.

Here’s what you need to know…

When will benefits be paid over the Queen’s Jubilee weekend?

If you are due receive a benefit payment on Thursday, June 2, or Friday, June 3, this money should arrive early on Wednesday, June 1, instead.

This is because June 1 is the last working day before the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee bank holiday begins.

Have you had trouble claiming benefits? Let us know: mirror.money.saving@mirror.co.uk

You won’t need to do anything if you’re due to receive an early payment –it will arrive in your bank account as normal.

But while getting paid earlier may seem like a good thing, you will have to make your money last longer as there will be a bigger gap between when you next get paid.

Here are the benefits that could be affected by the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend:

If your payment date falls on a normal working day on either side of the long weekend, you’ll get payments on these days as planned.

What if I don’t get paid?

If you don’t get your benefit payment when you expected to, first check double-check the date on your award notice and your bank account.

If you’ve got the right date, and the money isn’t there, you should contact the relevant helpline.

Do keep in mind these are unlikely to be open on bank holidays.

Universal Credit ::

  • Call for free: 0800 328 9344
  • Welsh speaking: 0800 012 1888
  • Textphone: 0800 328 1344

Child benefit ::

  • Call for free: 0300 200 3100
  • Outside UK: +44 161 210 3086

Tax credits:

  • Call HMRC for free: 0345 300 3900
  • From outside the UK: +44 2890 538 192

Other benefits ::

  • Call for free: 0800 328 9344
  • Welsh speaking: 0800 328 1744
  • Textphone: 0800 169 0314






Benefit payments will be made early over the bank holiday weekend
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What other bank holidays could affect benefit payments?

There are other bank holidays scheduled in for the rest of 2022 that could see benefit payments made earlier.

Here is a list of upcoming bank holiday dates:

  • Tuesday, July 12 –Battle of the Boyne (Northern Ireland only)

  • Monday, August 1 –Summer Bank Holiday (Scotland only)

  • Monday, August 29 –Summer Bank Holiday (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)

  • Wednesday, November 30 –St Andrew’s Day (Scotland only)

  • Monday, December 26 –Boxing Day

  • Tuesday, December 27 –Christmas Day (substitute day)

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