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    • harveybobbles
    • By harveybobbles 5th Dec 12, 8:00 PM
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    Benefit payment dates over Christmas/New Year?
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    • 5th Dec 12, 8:00 PM
    Benefit payment dates over Christmas/New Year? 5th Dec 12 at 8:00 PM
    Just wondered if anyone has a list of dates for DWP payments over Christmas and New Year?

    I've spotted the ones on HMRC website for Child Benefit, but not for stuff like DLA, ESA, InCap etc.
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  • harry7075
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    • 5th Dec 12, 8:27 PM
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    • 5th Dec 12, 8:27 PM
    21st for those falling on either Christmas or Boxing day and the 28th for those falling on New Years Day
    • harveybobbles
    • By harveybobbles 5th Dec 12, 9:21 PM
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    • 5th Dec 12, 9:21 PM
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    • 5th Dec 12, 9:21 PM
    Hi,

    Could you tell me where you found this info? Cheers.
    • richard9991
    • By richard9991 5th Dec 12, 9:49 PM
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    • 5th Dec 12, 9:49 PM
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    • 5th Dec 12, 9:49 PM
    The 21s is the last banking day before Christmas so payments due on all bank holidays over Christmas will be made by the 21st and the 28th is the last bank day before new years day
    • Russe11
    • By Russe11 5th Dec 12, 10:27 PM
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    • 5th Dec 12, 10:27 PM
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    • 5th Dec 12, 10:27 PM
    Could well be different dates this year since my last signing I was told they would be confirming/telling me about the dates for next signing and payments then.

    Though it might make sense for it to be the last working day before the holiday, usually these are all set out for the year and you can access them online via one of the government websites, no such tables on the .gov site for some reason.
    • dundeediva
    • By dundeediva 6th Dec 12, 8:27 AM
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    • 6th Dec 12, 8:27 AM
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    • 6th Dec 12, 8:27 AM
    tax credits-

    payments due 24th/25th/26th/27th- paid 24th Dec

    payments due 1st/2nd- paid 31st Dec

    All other payment remain same
    Saving money like a trouper...
    • paddedjohn
    • By paddedjohn 6th Dec 12, 10:48 AM
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    • 6th Dec 12, 10:48 AM
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    • 6th Dec 12, 10:48 AM
    The 21s is the last banking day before Christmas so payments due on all bank holidays over Christmas will be made by the 21st and the 28th is the last bank day before new years day
    Originally posted by richard9991
    Christmas eve is also a banking day isn't it? Its not down as a bank holiday, same with new years eve.
    Be Alert..........Britain needs lerts.
    • dundeediva
    • By dundeediva 6th Dec 12, 2:16 PM
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    • 6th Dec 12, 2:16 PM
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    • 6th Dec 12, 2:16 PM
    Christmas eve is also a banking day isn't it? Its not down as a bank holiday, same with new years eve.
    Originally posted by paddedjohn
    Correct, christmas eve is a normal day.
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  • sam73
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    • 6th Dec 12, 9:25 PM
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    • 6th Dec 12, 9:25 PM
    Hi, is that a definate date of payment for ESA due on the 27th December ???
  • jackofnotrades
    go to gov.uk/how-to-have-your-benefits-paid

    it gives all dates - unable to create a link on here
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 7th Dec 12, 1:19 PM
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    All it took was a search on the gov.uk site here
    Je Suis Charlie
  • zennith
    Thankyou to jackofnotrades and DCFC79.

    Early payment dates for benefits due at Christmas and New Year

    https://www.gov.uk/how-to-have-your-benefits-paid

    Benefit payment due date:

    24 December 2012 Will Be Paid on 21 December 2012

    25 December 2012 Will Be Paid On 21 December 2012

    26 December 2012 Will Be Paid On 21 December 2012

    1 January 2013 Will Be Paid On 31 December 2012

    2 January 2013 (Scotland only) Will Be Paid On 31 December 2012
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