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Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is usually paid every four weeks. Claimants are usually given a day of the week by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) that their PIP payments are made. But payment dates can change due to bank holidays.
When will PIP be paid for the bank holiday?
The Government guidance states: “If your payment date is on a bank holiday, you’ll usually be paid before the bank holiday.
“After that you’ll continue to get paid as normal.”
Monday, August 30 is a bank holiday this year, so PIP claimants may expect to get earlier payments this month.
The DWP said payments have been arranged to be paid early in some cases this month.
In a statement, the DWP said: “To make sure people receive their payments on a day when Jobcentre Plus offices are open, arrangements have been made to make some payments early.
“If the expected payment date is Monday, August 30, benefits will be paid on Friday, August 27.”
The DWP also confirmed all Jobcentre Plus offices and phone lines will be closed on Monday, August 30.
The following payment dates for PIP will be affected this month:
- Saturday, August 28 – will be paid on Friday, August 27
- Sunday, August 29 – will be paid on Friday, August 27
- Monday, August 30 – will be paid on Friday, August 27
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What other benefits are affected by the bank holiday?
As per the Daily Record, benefits affected by pay date changes include:
- Universal Credit
- State Pension
- Pension Credit
- Disability Living Allowance
- Personal Independence Payment
- Child Benefit
- Tax Credits
- Attendance Allowance
- Carer’s Allowance
- Employment Support Allowance
- Income Support
- Jobseeker’s Allowance
DWP guidance states: “If the expected payment date is not shown [on the list], customers will get their money on their usual payment date.”
How much is PIP?
PIP is made up of two parts – the daily living part and the mobility part.
The daily living part of PIP is either £60 or £89.60 per week.
The mobility part of PIP is either £23.70 or £62.55 per week.
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