Tax credit payments are made every week or every 4 weeks - they’re paid early if the payment date is a bank holiday.

You choose if you want to get paid weekly or every 4 weeks on your claim form.

It can take up to 5 weeks to process a new claim. You’ll be sent an ‘award notice’ by post giving you the date of your first payment.

Bank holiday payment dates

Your payment can be paid early if it’s due on or just after any UK bank holiday.

Due date Payment date
17 Mar 2014 (St Patrick’s Day) 14 Mar 2014
18 Mar 2014 17 Mar 2014
England, Scotland and Wales only
18 Apr 2014 (Good Friday) 17 Apr 2014
21 Apr 2014 (Easter Monday) 17 Apr 2014
5 May 2014 (early May bank holiday) 2 May 2014
26 May 2014 (spring bank holiday) 23 May 2014

If your payment is late, check the payment date on your award notice and contact your bank before calling the Tax Credit Office.

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