Easter Benefit Payments: Dates and Changes for Universal Credit and More

Easter Benefit Payments: Dates and Changes for Universal Credit and More


Easter Benefit Payments – As Easter approaches in the UK, citizens are preparing for a series of bank holidays that may disrupt their regular schedules. For those reliant on universal credit and other benefits, understanding when payments will be disbursed becomes crucial during holiday periods. Similar to the adjustments made during Christmas, the timing of benefit payments may vary due to the occurrence of bank holidays. This article aims to provide clarity on when individuals can expect to receive their benefits over the Easter holiday period.


With Easter falling on March 31st in 2024, and with bank holidays on March 29th (Good Friday) and April 1st (Easter Monday), recipients of various benefits need to be aware of the altered payment schedule. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has outlined the dates for benefit disbursement, ensuring that individuals relying on these payments can plan their finances accordingly.


Additionally, the article highlights the types of benefits affected by these changes and mentions Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s confirmation of benefit increases for the upcoming financial year. Overall, the piece serves as a practical guide for beneficiaries navigating the Easter holiday period and its impact on benefit payments.

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