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Child Benefit Payments 2017

Updated: 12 January 2017

CHILD BENEFIT PAYMENT DATES CHECKER: Use this guide to check when your next payment is due.

You can also see how your benefits or allowances might get paid early if the date is a bank holiday.

Child Benefits payment dates are regular. The full amount which is due to you should be paid every four calendar weeks.

As a rule, Child Benefit payments 2017 get sent out to claimants at the start of the week. You should get your welfare money on a Monday or a Tuesday in the United Kingdom.

Next Child Benefit Payment Bank Holidays

Each payment follows four weeks after the previous payment. But it may get paid early if your next due date for money falls on a child benefit payments bank holiday. Examples include Easter time or during the Christmas and New Year festive season holidays.

Single parents can usually get Child Benefit paid weekly. The same applies if you or your partner get certain other benefits, such as Income Support. Your award notice tells you the date of your first payment. It can take up to 12 weeks to process a new Child Benefit claim (or longer if you are new to the United Kingdom).

Late Payment (not received)

You should contact the Child Benefit Office if a payment is late. But be sure to double check your payment date and contact your bank before calling the office. You should report changes of circumstances to make sure your payments are correct. As a rule, your payments stop because:

Next Child Benefit Bank Holiday Payment 2017Child Benefit Next Payment Bank Holiday

Child Benefit Due Dates 2017 Child Benefits Payment Calendar
28 March 24 March
02 May 29 April
30 May 27 May
12 July 13 July (NIR)
01 August 02 August (Scotland)
02 August 03 August (Scotland)
29 August (Summer Bank Holiday) 26 August
21 September Edinburgh (local holiday)
28 September Glasgow and Aberdeen (local holiday)
03 October Dundee (local holiday)
26 December (Boxing Day) 22 December
27 December (substitute Christmas Day) 23 December
02 January 30 December
03 January 04 January (Scotland)

The 2017 UK Bank Holiday calculator helps you check your next Child Benefit payments. You can work out whether public days off will affect your upcoming bank holiday payment date.

Child Benefit Payment Dates Christmas 2017

DWP payment dates for Child Benefit Christmas 2017 fall on the 26th and 27th of December. Monday the 1st of January 2018 is also treated as a public holiday benefits payment date. In this case you should get paid early and most likely by Friday the 29th of December 2017.

As a rule, Child Benefit Bank Holiday payments are often cleared and paid to beneficiaries a few days earlier or later than the actual payment date.

What if you haven't been paid Child Benefit on the due date? It could be delayed because of local holidays for those who live in the following regions:

Local Holidays 2017 Scotland and Northern Ireland

Several Child Benefit pay days 2017 fall on traditional days off for most of the working public. They are usually paid early if the due dates fall on bank holidays. But, some Child Benefit bank holiday payments in Scotland and Northern Ireland may get paid later than the regular due date.

Parents Also Asked...

When is Child Benefit Paid?
DWP Child Benefit dates 2017 are monthly. Payments are usually made on a Monday or Tuesday more often than any other week day for most claimants. The next time you get your CHB payment should be exactly 4 calendar weeks following your last payment. Child Benefit payments may get sent early if the due date falls on a bank holiday. Contact the Child Benefit Office for more information.

When are DWP Christmas Payments 2017 Paid?
Payment dates for the Christmas Bonus 2017 fall on the 26th and 27th of December. Monday the 1st of January 2018 is also treated as a public holiday. In this case you should get paid early and most likely by Friday the 29th of December 2017.

When is the Winter Fuel Allowance 2017/18 Start Date?
As a rule, the annual winter heating allowance payments start at the same time as the British cold months begin to bite. The winter heating allowance 2017 payments are usually transferred from November to December.

Why Has My Child Benefit Been Paid a Week Early?
Please be careful about spending early Child Benefit payments. Even though you may think it's an extra payment, it is more likely to be an early payment due to a Bank Holiday. Check out this table of when benefits are paid. But if there is a Bank Holiday in Northern Ireland, for example, you will probably receive your Child Benefit early elsewhere in the United Kingdom.

How Much Do You Get for Child Benefit a Week?
Tax-free Child Benefit payments help towards the cost of raising children. As a rule, a single parent can claim Child Benefit payments of £20.70 per week for the eldest or only child until they turn 16 years old (exceptions apply for children age 16 to 19 years). You should also get £13.70 a week for each of the other children if you have more than one.

How Much Do You Have to Earn to Get Child Benefit?
You should get the full amount providing you and your partner each earn less than £50,000 a year. You may need to pay some of the weekly allowance back in the form of extra Income Tax if either you or your partner are high rate taxpayers with an income of £50,000 to £60,000 a year.

How Often Do You Get Child Tax Credits?
Tax credits payment dates are set at every week or sometimes every 4 weeks. Your claim form offers you a choice of how often you get paid. Find out the usual pay days for Child Tax Credits and how much you can get paid.

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