DWP has announced the Universal Credit payment dates for Christmas 2020

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Christmas is approaching faster than we’ll realise, and many will be wondering about their Universal Credit payment date.

Due to the festive season, the date millions of people will receive their benefits is different than usual.

The Department for Work and Pensions has finally announced the dates for the Christmas Universal Credit payment.

Universal Credit is usually paid in a monthly sum.

But if the payment date falls on a bank holiday, such as Christmas, the claimants will receive their money even earlier.

This applies to anyone who claims Universal Credit, personal independence payments (PIP), employment and support allowance (ESA) or other benefits payments.

  • Universal Credit claimants must declare these changes – or lose their payments

This year, Christmas Day, or December 25, falls on a Friday.

According to the Government website, this means that those who receive benefits payments will get their money on the day before.

That means the Universal Credit payment date for Christmas is December 24, on Christmas Eve.

The full list for the festive period is as follows:

  • Payment due: December 25 2020 – December 24
  • Payment due: December 2020 – December 24
  • Payment due January 1 2021 – December 31 2020

  • Universal Credit is increasing today – find out if you're eligible for up to £405 boost

The amount you will receive, and how you’re paid should remain the same.

If there are less than two working days until your payment and you can’t see your statement, you can call Universal Credit on 0800 328 5644.

Previously we informed how some people will see an increase in Universal Credit payments from this month.

Thousands of of people will see an increase of £120, £285 or £405 in their bank accounts for their next Universal Credit payment, if eligible.

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