Contact

Check here for important information on Christmas payment dates for your benefits

The money may be paid on different days this month

benefits

The Department for Communties has released benefit payment dates.

There are some changes to when some benefits will be paid over the festive season.

If you are in receipt of a benefit, including Universal Credit, you might receive your December payment on a different date than usual.

Not everyone will be affected by the changes, which only apply to certain benefits.

Universal Credit, which is usually paid twice per month in the North, is the main benefit affected.

If you are due to be paid on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day you will get your payment earlier than normal.

Benefit payments that are due to credit on December 25, 26 and 27 will be paid on December 24.

And benefit payments due to credit on January 1, 2020 will be paid on December 31, 2019.

It's important to note that Benefits offices will observe the Christmas Bank Holidays.

If you need help or advice please contact the numbers below:

Universal Credit help on 0800 328 5644
The Pension Service on 0800 731 0469
JSA, Income-support, Incapacity Benefit or ESA help on 0800 169 0310
Child Benefit assistance on 0300 200 3100
JSA, Income-support, Incapacity Benefit or ESA help on 0800 169 0310

If you have a story or want to send a photo or video to us please contact the Derry Now editorial team on 028 7129 6600 for Derry City stories Or 028 7774 3970 for County Derry stories. Or you can email editor@derrynews.net or editor@derrypost.com at any time.


Read more from Derry Now.

More News

Buy the e-paper of the Derry News and the County Derry Post here for instant access to Derry's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Derry with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.