Payment dates for Universal Credit, PIP and Pension Credit for the Easter holidays | Personal finance | Finance

Millions of people depend on state benefits to help them make ends meet.

Issued by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), these vital payments are usually paid at the same time each month.

However, dates may change when it comes to public holidays such as Christmas and Easter.

This is because the money cannot be paid out when it falls on a public holiday.

To help Britons prepare, the DWP has confirmed exactly when benefits will be paid next month.

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This also applies to attendance allowance, state pension and carer’s allowance.

In addition, anyone receiving Jobseeker’s Allowance, Disability Living Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance must be paid in advance if their usual payment date falls on a public holiday.

Meanwhile, Britons are being reminded to get a benefits check every six months as millions miss out on state benefits like Universal Credit and PIP.

Universal Credit could add up to £7,300 on top of someone’s household finances.

What are the 30 Universal Credit discounts available?

  • 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 no 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.