Tax credit payments are made every week or every 4 weeks.

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

If it’s a bank holiday anywhere in the UK your payment may be early.

Due date Payment date
17 March 2015 16 March 2015
18 March 2015 17 March 2015
England, Scotland and Wales only
3 April 2015 2 April 2015
6 April 2015 2 April 2015
4 May 2015 1 May 2015
25 May 2015 22 May 2015

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

Local holidays in Scotland

Your payment might be delayed because of local holidays if you live in the following places:

  • Glasgow and Aberdeen - local holiday on 28 September
  • Edinburgh - local holiday on 21 September
  • Dundee - local holiday on 5 October

Contact your bank for more information.