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Benefits and credits to be paid early ahead of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral


The government has confirmed payments of benefits due to land in accounts on Monday 19 September will be made early.


The Department for Work and Pensions and HM Revenue and Customs have put arrangements in place to ensure all benefits and credits due to be paid on this date – now a bank holiday for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral - will be delivered in advance.



People who are due to receive payments on Monday 19 September will instead be paid on Friday 16 September, the last working day before the State Funeral.


This arrangement follows standard DWP and HMRC protocol that sees benefit and credit payment dates brought forward in line with national bank holidays.



The full list of payments affected are:

  • Attendance Allowance

  • Carer’s Allowance

  • Disability Living Allowance

  • Employment and Support Allowance

  • Income Support

  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

  • Jobseeker’s Allowance

  • Pension Credit

  • Personal Independence Payment

  • State Pension

  • Universal Credit

  • Child Benefit/Guardian’s Allowance

  • Working Tax Credits

  • Child Tax Credits