When benefits get paid this festive period

Check the dates for benefits payments over the festive period.

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When your payment is due  When Universal Credit will be paid  When other benefits will be paid (not Universal Credit) 
Saturday 24th – Tuesday 27th  Dec Friday 23rd Dec Friday 23rd Dec
Wednesday 28th  Dec Wednesday 28th Dec Friday 23rd Dec
Saturday 31st Dec Friday 30th Dec Friday 30th Dec
Sunday 1st – Monday 2nd Jan Friday 30th Dec Friday 30th Dec
Tuesday 3rd  Jan* Tuesday 3rd Jan* Tuesday 3rd Jan*

*If you are due to be paid on 3 January, then you will be paid on 3 January unless you’re living in Scotland, in which case it will be 30 December.

For more information regarding how and when your benefits are paid, please visit the government website.