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Lainelou68
Old 17-12-2011, 8:02 PM
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Hi,

could you please tell me when benefit payments are being made over the christmas period 2011?

I am on jsa and my payment date is the 28th of December will i get it earlier?
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Old 17-12-2011, 8:25 PM
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Hi,

could you please tell me when benefit payments are being made over the christmas period 2011?

I am on jsa and my payment date is the 28th of December will i get it earlier?
I think you will find as the 28th is a normal day you will get it that day not early.
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Old 17-12-2011, 8:46 PM
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Hi, i have just found out that if you are due to be paid on either 27th or 28th December then you will be paid on the 23rd or 24th instead so you do actually get it earlier.
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Old 17-12-2011, 8:48 PM
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If it's due 27th you'll get it on 23rd but 28th is a normal working/banking day.
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Old 17-12-2011, 8:51 PM
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well the informaion i have about being paid earlier is actually from the jobcentre and on direct.gov website
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Old 17-12-2011, 8:52 PM
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dwp are not open after the 23rd December until 4th January thats why payments are going out earlier
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Old 17-12-2011, 8:53 PM
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28 Dec 2011 (Northern Ireland only)
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Old 17-12-2011, 9:18 PM
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dwp are not open after the 23rd December until 4th January thats why payments are going out earlier
If only this was true.

Offices are shut on the 28th December however which is why payments are being advanced (they reopen on the 29th).
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Old 19-12-2011, 2:24 PM
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anyone paid benefits of any type which are due on the 26th or 27th december will be able to get their benefits on the 23rd december.
However anyone whose benefits are due after 27th will get their benefits as normal.Even though benefits offices are closed till 4th January 2012 their benefits will have been processed prior to xmas but will not be available to collect from banks post offices or building societies until their due date
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Old 23-12-2012, 10:51 PM
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anyone paid benefits of any type which are due on the 26th or 27th december will be able to get their benefits on the 23rd december.
However anyone whose benefits are due after 27th will get their benefits as normal.Even though benefits offices are closed till 4th January 2012 their benefits will have been processed prior to xmas but will not be available to collect from banks post offices or building societies until their due date
Hi sorry to bother you but really confused keep finding out that I will get it early. Then to read someone else saying the opposite.
Could you tell me if this goes for esa due the 27th.
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Old 23-12-2012, 11:16 PM
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Hi,

The above posts are referring to 2011 payments. But here are the xmas 2012 payment dates for the following benefits....

Jobseeker’s Allowance
Disability Living Allowance
Carer’s Allowance
Attendance Allowance
Employment and Support Allowance

Benefit payment due date Actual payment/receipt date
24 December 2012 21 December 2012
25 December 2012 (Christmas Day) 21 December 2012
26 December 2012 (Boxing Day) 21 December 2012
1 January 2013 (New Year’s Day) 31 December 2012
2 January 2013 (Scotland only) 31 December 2012

I found this list on another post,hope it is OK to post it here too.Payment schedule taken from here>>.https://www.gov.uk/how-to-have-your-benefits-paid

I am not sure about payments due on the 27th tho as not in the list above...it might be worth giving them a call to find out for this date..

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Old 23-12-2012, 11:38 PM
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Payments due on 27th will be paid on 27th. It's an ordinary working day.
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Old 23-12-2012, 11:54 PM
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Payments due on 27th will be paid on 27th. It's an ordinary working day.

I am confuddled. I received my tax credits (CTC) early into my account this evening (due tomorrow on xmas eve) as they were normally due to be paid on the 27th. I was told by someone at HMRC that the 27th is being treated as a bank holiday. And that is why tax credit payments due on the 27th are being paid on the 24th.

So I wonder why ESA payments due on the 27th are being paid normally on that day if it's an ordinary working day?? Most confusing...surely payment dates should be the same across the board? Case of JCP v HMRC? lol

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Old 24-12-2012, 10:32 AM
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hi, I was meant to get my esa payment today but nothing arrived? ctc went in as normal, and I have just checked the gov site and its saying I should of got paid on the 21st 2012

has anyone else not had a esa payment today?? or know when it will get paid for def? im desperate and overdrawn and its xmas eve!! panic alert
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