UK inflation has slipped out of double figures for the first time in eight months – but food and energy prices remain high, with many families still in need of help.
As such, some may be concerned about possible disruption to Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) payment dates for benefits and pensions as the spring bank holiday approaches on Monday 29 May.
Normal State support will end this month but the DWP has advised that anyone expecting to receive the State Pension, Pension Credit, Universal Credit, Tax Credit, Child Benefit, Personal Independence Payment, Attendance Allowance, Carer Allowance, Employment Support Allowance Used to be. Income Support or Jobseekers Allowance will receive their money on Friday 26 May instead of on Monday.
“The Jobcentre Plus offices and phone lines are closed on Monday 29 May,” the DWP said. “Some payments will be made in advance to make sure people get their payments on the day Jobcentre Plus offices open.
“If the expected payment date is Monday 29 May, the benefit will be paid on Friday 26 May.”
The earlier date ensures that low-income earners will receive their payments before the long weekend and should give them time to contact the relevant department with any questions.
Those who are expecting payment in their bank account on any upcoming date other than Monday should expect to receive it on a normal day.
Social Security Scotland has meanwhile confirmed that anyone expecting their payments on Monday will receive them on Friday as well and that their own offices, phone lines and online chat services will also be closed for the bank holiday. Will remain
While this will be the third Monday public holiday in the UK this month, following May Day and which was held on 8 May to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III, there will be no public holidays in June and July, ensuring It is expected that there will be no further disruption in payments till the end of August.
For more information on how and when state benefits are paid, please visit government website,