Bank holidays and Child Benefit payments

Your Child Benefit payments are made every week or every 4 weeks, on a Monday or Tuesday. If your payment is due on or just after a bank holiday anywhere in the UK, your payment date could be affected.

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Bank holiday payment dates: England, Scotland and Wales

If you live in England, Scotland or Wales, the table below tells you which payments are affected by bank holidays.

Month

Payment due date

Date your payment will be made

April

21 Apr 2014 (Easter Monday)

17 Apr 2014

May 5 May 2014 (early May bank holiday) 2 May 2014
  26 May 2014 (spring bank holiday) 23 May 2014

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Bank holiday payment dates: Northern Ireland

If you live in Northern Ireland, the table below tells you which payments are affected by bank holidays.

Month

Payment due date

Date your payment will be made

March

17 Mar 2014 (St Patrick's Day)

18 Mar 2014

 

18 Mar 2014

19 Mar 2014

April

21 Apr 2014 (Easter Monday)

17 Apr 2014

May 5 May 2014 (early May bank holiday) 2 May 2014
  26 May 2014 (spring bank holiday) 23 May 2014

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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.

Contact details for the Child Benefit Helpline

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More useful links

Bank holidays and tax credits payments

Check online to find out when your next Child Benefit payment is due

Check your next tax credits payment dates

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