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Universal Credit payment dates to change next month for many

By Kate Lally

Many people who claim Universal Credit could be paid early next month.

Due to the four-day weekend to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, some claimants' payment dates will be moved forward. Because there are two bank holidays on consecutive days, benefit payments may not happen on their usual day.

Buckingham Palace has confirmed that both Thursday, June 2, and Friday, June 3, will be bank holidays as the Queen celebrates 70 years on the throne.

READ MORE: Universal Credit move: What you need to know and will you be better or worse off?

Usually, payments due to be made on bank holiday dates are paid before they are supposed to arrive. This means if your usual Universal Credit payment date falls on June 2 or June 3, you can expect it on June 1.

If your payment date falls on a normal working day on either side of the long weekend, you'll get payments as normal. Other DWP benefits are likely to be affected.

These include:

  • Attendance Allowance
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Child Benefit
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Pension Credit
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • State Pension

The most up-to-date Universal Credit payments can be found below.

Standard allowance

Single

Single under 25: £265.31 (from £257.33)

Single 25 or over: £334.91 (from £324.84)

Couple

Joint claimants both under 25: £416.45 (from £403.93)

Joint claimants, one or both 25 or over: £525.72 (from £509.91)

Child elements

First child (born prior to April 6, 2017): £290 (from £282.60)

First child (born on or after April 6, 2017) or second child and subsequent child (where an exception or transitional provision applies): £244.58 (from £237.08)

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