Universal Credit – If your payment date is on a bank holiday or weekend you’ll be paid on the working day before.
Universal Credit is normally paid on the same date each month, however if your normal date is the 25th, 26th or 27th December you should receive it early on Friday 22nd December.
Universal Credit due to be paid on the 1st or 2nd January 2018 should be paid on Friday 29 December 2017.
Your Child Benefit payment is usually paid early if it’s due on a bank holiday.
Tax Credits – Your payments over Christmas and the New Year may be early.
If your payment is late, check the payment date on your award notice and contact your bank before calling the Tax Credit Helpline.