People in receipt of benefits can expect payment dates to vary over the Easter weekend.

Normal financial transactions are to be suspended during the extended bank holiday weekend from Good Friday to Easter Monday, meaning payment dates will vary.

Most welfare benefits, including Universal Credit, should be paid into your account on the last working day before your usual payment date if it falls on a weekend or public holiday.

It will vary depending on which benefit you receive and when it is normally paid, Birmingham Live reports.

Here are all the dates you need to know.

Universal Credit - Easter payment dates

Universal credit is paid every four weeks on the same date, though it will vary slightly over Easter.

The date is determined by the arrival of your first payment.

So, for instance, if your very first Universal Credit payment arrived on March 12, you will get paid on the 12th of every month after that.

The date will be moved in any month where your pay date falls on a weekend or bank holiday.

Due: Friday, April 10, 2020 (Good Friday)

Paid: Thursday, April 9

Due: Saturday, April 11, 2020 (Holy Saturday)

Paid: Thursday, April 9

Due: Sunday, April 12 (Easter Day/Easter Sunday)

Paid: Thursday, 9

Due: Monday, April 13, 2020 (Easter Monday)

Paid: Thursday, April 9

PIP - Easter payment dates

Benefit payments may vary this weekend.

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is usually paid every four weeks.

Your original decision letter tells you the date of your first payment and what day of the week you’ll usually be paid.

It would never be arranged to fall on a weekend.

But if your payment date is on a bank holiday, you will usually be paid before the bank holiday.

After that, you’ll continue to get paid as normal. Pay dates will vary over the Easter break.

Due: Friday, April 10, 2020 (Good Friday)

Paid: Thursday, April 9

Due: Monday, April 13, 2020 (Easter Monday)

Paid: Thursday, April 9

Child Benefit - Easter payment dates

Child benefit is usually paid every four weeks on a Monday or Tuesday, though you can get it paid weekly if you’re a single parent or if one of you is claiming other benefits.

So it would not be paid on a weekend anyway.

Due: Friday, April 10, 2020 (Good Friday)

Paid: Thursday, April 9

Due: Monday, April 13, 2020 (Easter Monday)

Paid: Thursday, April 9

Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit - Easter payment dates

Tax credits such as Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit are paid every week or every four weeks. They aren't arranged to fall on a weekend.

Due: Friday, April 10, 2020 (Good Friday)

Paid: Thursday, April 9

Due: Monday, April 13, 2020 (Easter Monday)

Paid: Thursday, April 9

Employment Support Allowance and Jobseekers Allowance - Easter payment dates

These are both usually paid every two weeks. Dates would never fall on a weekend.

Due: Friday, April 10, 2020 (Good Friday)

Paid: Thursday, April 9

Due: Monday, April 13, 2020 (Easter Monday)

Paid: Thursday, April 9

When does the money go in?

The dates may alter over the weekend.

Depending on your bank, funds are available sometime after midnight on the day they are due, usually in the early hours.

Some banks deposit money into your account around 11.30pm so you can withdraw it before midnight on benefit payday. Others will release your funds at midnight or just a few minutes after that.

But in some cases you have to wait until 2am to 3am and others will not let you touch your money until at least 6am on payday.

These are the typical paying-in times for banks:

Clydesdale, Yorkshire - 11.30pm the night before to 12.30am

Lloyds - midnight to 1am

Bank of Scotland - midnight to 1.30am

Metro Bank - midnight to 2am

Barclays , Co-op- 1am to 2am

Natwest, RBS, Ulster Bank, Nationwide - 2am to 3am

Halifax - 3am to 4am

HSBC, Santander - 6am to 9am

What if your payment doesn't arrive?

The Department for Work and Pensions told Birmingham Live: "If a payment date is on a bank holiday or weekend, customers will be paid on the last working day before the bank holiday or weekend."

But if you don't get your payment, call the helplines listed below.

It's important to bear in mind you may not be able to speak to benefits staff over the bank holiday weekend in all cases. It depends which benefit you are enquiring about.

It's a good idea to check you have your money before the bank holiday weekend begins.

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Helpline for Universal Credit

0800 328 9344 (this replaces previous number 0345 600 0723)

Open Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm. All calls are free (closed on bank holidays).

Helpline for PIP

0800 121 4433

Open Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm. All calls are free (closed on bank holidays).

Helpline for Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), Income Support, Incapacity Benefit and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

0800 169 0310

Open Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm. All calls are free (closed on bank holidays).

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Helpline for Child Benefit

0300 200 3100

Open Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm, and Saturday 8am to 4pm. Closed on bank holidays.

Calls are not free. A call to an 0300 number costs the same as a call to a normal home or business landline.

Helpline for Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit

0345 300 3900

Open Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm, Saturday 8am to 4pm and Sunday 9am to 5pm.

HMRC says the lines are closed only on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Calls are not free. A call to an 0345 number costs the same as a call to a normal home or business landline.