State pension payment changes confirmed by DWP for next week
Published: 23/05/2023- 11:17
Britons due State Pension or benefits next week should expect changes to their payment date due to the bank holiday weekend.
The official Spring bank holiday falls on Monday, May 29 and the Department for Work and Pension (DWP) and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are giving people advance notice of payment adjustments.
Anyone who is due to receive payments such as State Pension, Universal Credit, Tax Credits and Child Benefit on Monday, May 29 will receive the money early on Friday, May 26.
DWP confirmed the latest changes in a Touchbase bulletin, giving people advanced notice that job centres and phone lines will be closed on the bank holiday.
Jobcentres and DWP phone lines will be closed on the bank holiday
It added that payments are being made early so that anyone with any payment or benefit queries can contact the relevant department if needed.
DWP said: “On Monday 29 May, Jobcentre Plus offices and phone lines are closed.
"To make sure people get their payment on a day when Jobcentre Plus offices are open, some payments will be paid early.
"If the expected payment date is Monday 29 May, benefits will be paid on Friday 26 May.”
Social Security Scotland also confirmed that payments due on May 29 will be paid on Friday, May 26.
Their offices, webchat services and phone lines will be closed across the bank holiday.
The bank holiday weekend is the third this month after the May Day holiday on May 1 and the Coronation bank holiday on May 8.
Benefits due on Monday, May 29 that will be paid early include: Attendance Allowance, Carer’s Allowance, Employment Support Allowance (ESA), Income Support and Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA).
Anyone who is due to receive payments such as State Pension, Universal Credit, Tax Credits and Child Benefit on Monday, May 29 will receive the money early
In addition Pension Credit, Personal Independence Payment (PIP), State Pension and Universal Credit will also be received ahead of the bank holiday.
If the expected payment date is not listed, DWP said people will get their money on their usual payment date.
Other payments due to be made on bank holiday but will be paid early also includes Working Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, Child Benefit and Guardian’s Allowance.