Britons will enjoy an extra four-day weekend as the Queen celebrates 70 years on the throne on the first weekend in June. Those claiming benefits will likely have their payment dates changed to reflect Jubilee.
Buckingham Palace has confirmed that Thursday June 2 and Friday June 3 will be public holidays. Benefit claimants expecting their money on June 3 could see their payments arrive earlier than usual.
Usually, relevant benefit payments are made the day before their scheduled arrival. For example, if someone’s payment date falls on a weekend, they will receive their money the previous Friday.
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As we are in a four day public holiday, the arrangements will be slightly different than usual. The Department for Work and Pensions will release applicants their cash on Wednesday 1 June 2022.
If your payment date falls on a normal business day on either side of the long weekend, you will receive payments as normal. You don’t have to do anything if you need to receive an advance payment.
Other benefits that may be affected by the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend include:
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This notice was published: 2022-05-03 16:56:30