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.
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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.
Child Benefit payments dates are not affected by Christmas and New Year this year. If your payment is due on any of the dates below you'll get it as normal:
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.