DWP confirm benefits and tax credits will be paid early due to Queen’s funeral

Your benefits may be affected if you are due to be paid on Monday 19th September.

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The UK government has confirmed that benefit payments due on Monday, September 19 will be issued early.

The Department of Work and Pensions and HM Revenue and Customs have made preparations to guarantee that any benefits and tax credits due to be paid on this day – which is now a bank holiday owing to the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – will be delivered in advance.

People who are scheduled to be paid on Monday, September 19 will instead be paid on Friday, September 16, the final business day before the State Funeral.

The full list of payments affected are:

Attendance Allowance
Carer’s Allowance
Disability Living Allowance
Employment and Support Allowance
Income Support
Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
Jobseeker’s Allowance
Pension Credit
Personal Independence Payment
State Pension
Universal Credit
Child Benefit/Guardian’s Allowance
Working Tax Credits
Child Tax Credits

This approach adheres to the regular DWP and HMRC practise of advancing benefit and credit payment dates in accordance with national bank holidays.

If a payment is not received on the declared date it is advised that people first contact their bank and then the relevant benefits department.

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