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When will benefits be paid over Christmas & New Year?
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Old 18-12-2008, 8:29 PM
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Question When will benefits be paid over Christmas & New Year?

Can someone please tell me when benefits will be paid over Christmas and the new year? BTW they are being paid into a Post Office accout in case that makes any dfference.
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Old 19-12-2008, 11:29 AM
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(from DWP site, posted 18th Dec 2008)

Benefit payments over Christmas 2008

18 December 2008

The Department has always ensured that when customers are due payments on a national public holiday when most banks and financial institutions are closed, they have access to their money in advance.
Payments due on Wednesday 24, Thursday 25, and Friday 26 December will be paid on Tuesday 23 December.
Payments due on Thursday 1 January 2009 will be paid on Wednesday 31 December 2008.

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Remember that those are the dates the DWP says yr payment should arrive, usually it arrives a day early so you may get a payment on the Monday. I'm hoping I do!
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Benefit payments over Christmas 2008

18 December 2008

The Department has always ensured that when customers are due payments on a national public holiday when most banks and financial institutions are closed, they have access to their money in advance.
Payments due on Wednesday 24, Thursday 25, and Friday 26 December will be paid on Tuesday 23 December.
Payments due on Thursday 1 January 2009 will be paid on Wednesday 31 December 2008.

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Remember that those are the dates the DWP says yr payment should arrive, usually it arrives a day early so you may get a payment on the Monday. I'm hoping I do!
THANKS! I found the site you are referring to as I didn't know it existed.
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as our payment day is dec29,will our money be payed earlier?
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as our payment day is dec29,will our money be payed earlier?
Not according to DWPs website.
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as our payment day is dec29,will our money be payed earlier?
Wouldn't expect it to be

Someone who works for the DWP I met last week said they don't like to give any out early if not necessary as people leave themselves short.
One day I might be more organised...........:confused:
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I should get money on the 23rd meaning I have 3 payment days to get everyones gifts, better than 2. pheww.
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I should get money on the 23rd meaning I have 3 payment days to get everyones gifts, better than 2. pheww.
The original post is nearly 2 years old.................
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this year i would imagine payments due on mon 27th and tues 28th both bank hols will be made thurs 23rd
payments due mon 3rd jan 2011 will be made thurs 30th
A very merry christmas to one and all...JOHN
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