Benefits and allowances over Christmas

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20th December, 2016

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When are Christmas benefits payments made?

This year Christmas falls on a Sunday which means Monday 26 December and Tuesday 27 December are both bank holidays.

In general, you’ll usually be paid on the last working day before any bank holiday.

If your Child Benefit payment is due on 26 December you will be paid on 22 December and if it's due on 27 December you will be paid on 23 December.

Tax credits will be paid slightly differently: if you usually receive them between 26-28 December, all payments will be made on 23 December instead.

If you are in England, Scotland and Wales, and you are due to receive Tax credits on 29 December 2016, you will be paid on 28 December 2016.


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