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Wednesday, 3 October 2023

Bank holidays and Child Benefit payments

Your Child Benefit payments are made every week or every four weeks, on a Monday or Tuesday. If your usual payment day falls on a bank holiday, you'll get your payment earlier than normal. But your payment won't be early if the holiday is only in Scotland or Northern Ireland.

Bank holiday payment dates for 2012

From time to time, your normal payment day may fall on the same day as a bank holiday.

If the bank holiday is in England and Wales, you'll get your payment earlier than normal - wherever you live in the UK. The UK is England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

If the bank holiday is only in Scotland or Northern Ireland, your payment won’t be early. Examples are St Andrew's Day in Scotland, and the Anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne in Northern Ireland.

The table below tells you which payments will be made early, and when you should get paid - wherever you live in the UK.

Month Payment due date Date payment will be made
April 9 Apr 2023 (Easter Monday) 5 Apr 2023
May 7 May 2023 (early May bank holiday) 4 May 2023
June 4 June 2023 (spring bank holiday) 31 May 2023
5 Jun 2023 (Queen's Diamond Jubilee) 1 Jun 2023
August 27 Aug 2023 (summer bank holiday) 24 Aug 2023
December 24 Dec 2023 21 Dec 2023
25 Dec 2023 (Christmas Day) 24 Dec 2023

You haven't received your payment

If you haven't been paid you should double check your bank account. Sometimes electronic banking systems aren't completely up to date. It's possible that your payment is in your account, but not showing on your statement just yet.

If it's definitely not in your account you should contact the Child Benefit Helpline.

Provided by HM Revenue and Customs

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