This is when child benefit, PIP, tax credits, DLA and more will be paid to claimants in Scotland over the 2018 Christmas period

Here are the dates that child benefit, PIP, tax credits, DLA and more will be paid to Scottish claimants over Christmas

Benefits will be paid in advance if a payment is due on Christmas Day (Photo: Shutterstock)

Reporting by Serina Sandhu

Scottish benefits claimants who are due to be paid on Christmas Day will not have their payment delayed.

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Those due to get their money on bank holidays during the festive period will instead be paid earlier, according to dates set by the Government.

However the exact date depends on the type of benefits people receive.

People expecting Jobseeker’s Allowance or Personal Independence Payment on Christmas Day will be paid on Friday 21 December. Those expecting tax credits or Universal Credit on that day will be paid on Christmas Eve.

Those on benefits expecting their money on New Year's Day will be paid on New Year's Eve. This applies for tax credits and Universal Credit, too.

Benefits payment dates, excluding tax credits, falling on the weekend between Christmas and the New Year will be paid on Friday 28 December.

Here are the Christmas and New Year payment dates for all benefits:

Dates for benefits

Attendance Allowance, State Pension, Carer’s Allowance, Child Benefit, Disability Living Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance, Jobseeker’s Allowance, Pension Credit, Personal Independence Payment

When your payment is due - When you’ll be paid (except Universal Credit)

Monday 24 December 2018 - Friday 21 December 2018

Tuesday 25 December 2018 - Friday 21 December 2018

Wednesday 26 December 2018 - Friday 21 December 2018

Thursday 27 December 2018 - Thursday 27 December 2018

Friday 28 December 2018 - Friday 28 December 2018

Saturday 29 December 2018 - Friday 28 December 2018

Sunday 30 December 2018 - Friday 28 December 2018

Monday 31 December 2018 - Monday 31 December 2018

Tuesday 1 January 2019 - Monday 31 December 2018

Dates for tax credits

When your payment is due - When you’ll be paid

Tuesday 25 December 2018 - Monday 24 December 2018

Wednesday 26 December 2018 - Monday 24 December 2018

Thursday 27 December 2018 - Monday 24 December 2018

Friday 28 December 2018 - Thursday 27 December 2018

Tuesday 1 January 2019 - Monday 31 December 2018

Wednesday 2 January 2019 - Monday 31 December 2018

Dates for Universal Credit

When your payment is due – When you’ll be paid

Tuesday 25 December 2018 – Monday 24 December 2018

Wednesday 26 December 2018 – Monday 24 December 2018

Thursday 27 December 2018 – Thursday 27 December 2018

Friday 28 December 2018 – Friday 28 December 2018

Saturday 29 December 2018 – Friday 28 December 2018

Sunday 30 December 2018 – Friday 28 December 2018

Monday 31 December 2018 – Monday 31 December 2018

Tuesday 1 January 2019 – Monday 31 December 2018

Wednesday 2 January 2019 – Wednesday 2 January 2019

People on benefits who are entitled to the one-off £10 Christmas bonus should have already received their money.

Universal Credit claimants have been told that they are no longer entitled to bonus they may have previously received on the old system.

A version of this article originally appeared on the i