Not only will this affect people on Universal Credit, but it will also apply to Britons who receive Personal Independence Payments (PIPs) and Pension Credit. Here are all the state benefit payment dates for the month of April.
Millions of Britons depend on money from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to help them get by on a daily basis.
Although these are usually paid at the same time each month, payment dates may change when it comes to public holidays.
With Easter just a few weeks away, it also means people’s wages will be affected by the Good Friday and Easter Monday holidays.
To help Britons prepare, the DWP has confirmed exactly when they can expect to receive all benefits, including Universal Credit, PIP and Pension Credit.
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This date change also applies to anyone receiving Attendance Allowance, State Pension and Caregiver Allowance.
In addition, anyone who is on Jobseeker’s Allowance, Disability Living Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance will be paid in advance if their usual payment date falls on a day holiday.
Anyone who is not working or on a low income can apply for Universal Credit as long as they have less than £16,000 in savings.
More than two million people who apply for Universal Credit are working but rely on the money to supplement a low income.
Universal Credit Bonus:
- Reduced council tax bills
- Capped water bills
- Half price bus
- Reduced rail fares
- Free or discounted gym membership
- Help with new job costs
- £140 Warm Home rebate scheme on fuel bills
- £25 in cold weather payments
- Free or cheap broadband from TalkTalk, Virgin Media and BT
- Cheap BT phone calls
- Free prescriptions for people with zero or low income
- Free dental care
- Eye tests and discount glasses
- Free school transport
- Free school meals
- Reduced childcare costs
- £150 for school uniforms – depending on local authority
- £1,200 free money as part of the Government Savings Aid Scheme
- Food stamps for children under the Healthy Start program
- Maternity benefit up to £1,000
- Disabled Facilities Grant (up to £30,000) to make modifications to a home
- Homeowners can claim up to £10,000 to pay for a boiler
- Homeowners can get help paying for double glazing under the Green Homes Scheme
- Up to £300 in winter fuel payments
- Free wigs or cloth support provided by the NHS
- Free health travel expenses
- Assistance with housing costs
- Help with funeral expenses
- Bereavement support benefits
- Reduced court costs.