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    • woodbine
    • By woodbine 11th Dec 12, 4:44 PM
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    • 11th Dec 12, 4:44 PM
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    • 11th Dec 12, 4:44 PM
    yes i would imagine so
  • daplayerx
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    • 11th Dec 12, 5:20 PM
    Link to actual Info
    • #3
    • 11th Dec 12, 5:20 PM
    I signed on today and get paid this Friday , I was told I get paid on the 21st December for the 28th Dec 2012 payment by the advisor is this true. Could you let me know please .
    Originally posted by kmilner
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    Remove the spaces! Hope this helps!
    Sorry, I had to break it up as I'm not allowed to post links.
  • amydaz
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    • 11th Dec 12, 5:34 PM
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    • 11th Dec 12, 5:34 PM
    Mine is due on the 27th dec and I'm hoping I get It on 21st lol,I got told nothing just to come back on the 7th jan,as the 27th dec isn't a bank hol I'm kinda worried tha I willl skint for xmas

    gutted just checked that link and my payment date isn't on there so I'm guessing I will receive it the 27th and not the 21st, I get paid thurs 13th and all that is goin on bills I could cry right now
    Last edited by amydaz; 11-12-2012 at 5:40 PM. Reason: update
  • sarahbumpkin
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    • 11th Dec 12, 7:48 PM
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    • 11th Dec 12, 7:48 PM
    If the payment goes into your bank account on the 21st Dec it will not clear until the 28th Dec as it takes 3 working days, i was told this today by my adviser when i asked as i'm also due to sign on on 25th with a payment due on 28th, so you wont have the money before Christmas im afraid.
    • ady_j
    • By ady_j 11th Dec 12, 9:19 PM
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    • 11th Dec 12, 9:19 PM
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    • 11th Dec 12, 9:19 PM
    Think you may have misunderstood or your advisor is a tool.

    Banks tend not to need government cash transfers to 'clear'.

    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
    https://www.gov.uk/how-to-have-your-benefits-paid
  • sarahbumpkin
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    • 11th Dec 12, 10:45 PM
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    • 11th Dec 12, 10:45 PM
    Well he is most certainly a tool, but if the banks don't need government transfers to clear whats with the whole sign on, on one day and get the money in the bank 3 working days later about then, why does it not go straight in on the same/next day?

    I'm not so clever with this benefit thing, i'm a newbie to it all.
  • Dark Bark
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    • 11th Dec 12, 11:08 PM
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    • 11th Dec 12, 11:08 PM
    I signed on today and get paid this Friday , I was told I get paid on the 21st December for the 28th Dec 2012 payment by the advisor is this true. Could you let me know please .
    Originally posted by kmilner
    Because the job centre will be closed from Monday 24th December until 7th January all payments for this 2 week gap will be received early so people don't struggle during what's supposed to be the festive time of the year.

    so yes you will recieve your payment on 21st december instead
    of 2nd January as the job centre will be closed and this is for your signing on 28th december but you will not be recieving any payments after that until 16th January so spend it as normal or pay your bills in advance so when you get that long gap between 21st December and 16th January the payment your recieving well in advance would be paying this 3 week gap

    so don't go out spending it as if it's a christmas bonus it has to last you 3 weeks and since you got paid this week it balances out with your usual payments
    • Russe11
    • By Russe11 11th Dec 12, 11:25 PM
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    • 11th Dec 12, 11:25 PM
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    • 11th Dec 12, 11:25 PM
    Well he is most certainly a tool, but if the banks don't need government transfers to clear whats with the whole sign on, on one day and get the money in the bank 3 working days later about then, why does it not go straight in on the same/next day?

    I'm not so clever with this benefit thing, i'm a newbie to it all.
    Originally posted by sarahbumpkin
    I thought the 3 days was to do with the payment from the issuing bank, clearing to the customer account clearing on the day after its recieved.

    Faster payments should mean small payments clear instantly, but this does not happen i'll assume because of the sheer volume of funds being moved everyday for benefits, being all one way traffic the clearing is never going to be balanced.

    maybe someone could let us know who is "in the know"
  • gcl999
    Sorry to disappoint!
    Only the dates listed are affected. Last year I was due a payment on the 27th and hoped to get it early only for it to arrive on the 27th. The DWP release BACS payments (hence the three days to "clear") a day or two early, accounting for banks being closed over Xmas, so unless your payment date is listed, it should appear in on your account on your normal payment date.

    They only use Faster Payments (in which case it's a 2hr wait) when errors have occurred.
    • Morglin
    • By Morglin 12th Dec 12, 5:42 AM
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    Morglin
    I recieve (and have done for years) IB/DLA paid through my bank (NatWest).

    My husband recieves a state pension.

    The payment dates are always early on Christmas/New Year (this dates back to payment books, when pensions etc., could be cashed early this time of year).

    The bank clear the payment the day it actually 'hits' the account.

    As I say, this is with NatWest, but I would imagine all banks work the same.

    Lin
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    • Druagh
    • By Druagh 12th Dec 12, 10:53 PM
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    Druagh
    Job Centre closed dates
    Because the job centre will be closed from Monday 24th December until 7th January...
    Originally posted by Dark Bark
    Jobcentres are not closed for the whole of this period. Most English JCs are closed 24th, 25th, 26th December and 1st January.

    Scotland will have the 2nd January, not sure if they will be shut on the 24th.

    People have been excused signing on some of the other days, but Jobcentres are not shut.

    Druagh
  • Hmm71
    I recieve (and have done for years) IB/DLA paid through my bank (NatWest).

    My husband recieves a state pension.

    The payment dates are always early on Christmas/New Year (this dates back to payment books, when pensions etc., could be cashed early this time of year).

    The bank clear the payment the day it actually 'hits' the account.

    As I say, this is with NatWest, but I would imagine all banks work the same.

    Lin
    Originally posted by Morglin
    Lin, do you know if your husband will be getting any pension payments early this year? My husband was wondering whether any of his state penion will be paid early but I don't think they will. He's due to be paid 24th December and 31st December but I told him I think those payments will just be paid on the normal dates as they are not Bank Holidays.
    But he never believes anything I tell him

    (Sorry for hijacking the thread OP)
  • CURLYDAVE
    Hi All!

    I understand all of the above, but am a little confused about my own situation (and the JC don't even know the answer!!).
    I am due to sign on next on the 26 Dec (Boxing Day) but have been excused, naturally!, and my next signing on date is 9 Jan.
    What I need to know is,.. when will the Boxing Day payment 'hit' my account? The payment cannot be triggered/sent on Mon 24,Tue 25 or Wed 26 as the JC will be closed. My next payment (after this weeks) would normally go into my account on Saturday the 29th Dec, but how can that be if it needs 3 days to clear/process??
    Confused.com, and so are the Job Centre!!
    Last edited by CURLYDAVE; 13-12-2012 at 11:08 AM.
  • sotonbod
    i sign on the 20th when will i get paid?
  • sotonbod
    i sign on the 20th when will i get paid?
    Originally posted by sotonbod
    oh must be 21st also
  • smilesalot1969
    i was due to sign on christmas eve and receive my payment on 27th but i dont have to go back until 7th jan. my advisor is a misery and didnt mention getting the payment early but im nosy and was earwigging when the advisor next to mine told his client the payment would be paid early as the job center etc is shut. He didnt say what day but im assuming that applies to me too as i sign the same day as his client
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  • Horseunderwater
    What usually happens is the following - JCP sign you all early as appropriate and process the payments to hit your bank accounts either early as posted or on their normal days when due.
    This will also apply to state pensions due into the bank on the 24/5/6th and the 1st Jan. Therefore pay the bills as they are due as you would in normal circumstances. That way you will not get into rent arrears or other difficulties. And yes same goes for child benefit and ESA and DLA or any others ones people receive.
  • pcombo
    Well I signed on yesterday and get paid on the 17th.

    My next sign on day was 26 of december which i dont need to sign on, I would get paid on the 31st of december then i dont need to sign on again till 9th of january.

    Seems fine to me.
  • dizzy42
    christmas payment for jsa 2012
    Does anyone know if I will get paid early for xmas 2012 I'm due to get paid 28th dec 2012 will I get paid early
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