The cuts to universal credit are expected this autumn but there are agreed payments to be made during August.
Bank holidays often put a spanner in the works as regards payment dates as the regular days often changes. This can cause stress for those who depend on the benefit arriving in their bank account on time.
Here is a handy guide to when the universal credit payments will be made over this August Bank Holiday, the Bristol Post reports.
Payment will be made on the normal date for universal credit claimants, unless that usual date runs over the actual bank holiday weekend, which this year is from Saturday, August 28, to Monday, August 30.
For those whose normal paying in dates are on that weekend, they should get your money on Friday, August 27, according to the Department for Work and Pensions.
This is in fact exactly the same procedure for any normal weekend and means those who claims paid on their regular payment date if it’s a weekday, or the Friday before if it falls on the weekend.
The Department for Work and Pensions has confirmed that Universal Credit payments are to be cut later this year.
Work and pensions secretary Therese Coffey says the UC ‘uplift’ that was applied to help people during the coronavirus pandemic would start to be phased out from late September.
The uplift was extended in April this year when Covid-19 cases were still high but this was only for five to six months.
She said the Department for Work and Pensions will be contacting all claimants so they are aware their payments will change.
Consumer credit group Citizens Advice has already warned about the hardships which will be suffered by many of the 15 million householders who face an increase in energy bills of at least £139 from October due to a rise in wholesale prices.
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