BENEFITS: Dates for payments from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) or (HMRC)

The last bank holiday of the summer falls on Monday, August 28 for people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. However, it will also affect people in Scotland expecting payments on that date from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) or HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). No changes to payments due from Social Security Scotland have been announced and are expected to be made as planned.

DWP said the change is because all offices and phone lines will be closed on Monday so payments will be made on a day when they are open, in case anyone needs to contact them to query their claim, or the money does not arrive. The change to payments will only affect those due on Monday, August 28.

This means people scheduled to receive State Pension, Universal Credit, Child Benefit, Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Attendance Allowance, Tax Credits and other benefit payments on that date will see the money land in their accounts on Friday, August 25.

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