There is Government support for people who care for another person in the form of Carer’s Allowance. You could get up to £67.25 per week if you care for someone for at least 35 hours a week and they get certain benefits. If you already receive the benefit, here’s how the upcoming May bank holiday could affect your Carer’s Allowance payments.
Does Carer’s Allowance get paid early on a bank holiday?
Carer’s Allowance is usually paid weekly in advance, or every four weeks.
The benefit is usually paid straight into a bank, credit union or building society account.
If your payment date falls on a bank holiday, it will usually be paid the working day before.
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Therefore those who are due to receive their Carer’s Allowance payment on Monday, May 25 should receive payment on Friday, May 22.
This is also the case if your usual payment date falls on the weekend, and you should receive payment on the last working day before this date.
Benefit payments to Post Office card accounts will stop on November 30, 2021.
If this change will affect you, you will need to arrange for payments to be sent to your bank, building society or credit union account, and you can call the Department for Work and Pensions to arrange the transfer.
You must also be aged 16 or over, have been in England, Scotland or Wales for at least two of the last three years – except if you are a refugee or have humanitarian protection status.
You must normally live in England, Scotland or Wales, or you live abroad as a member of the armed forces, although you might still be eligible if you’re moving to or already living in an EEA country or Switzerland.
To claim the benefit you will not be in full-time education or studying for more than 21 hours a week.
To be eligible you are not subject to immigration control, and your weekly earnings after tax, NI contributions and expenses must be £128 or less.
Published at Fri, 22 May 2020 08:36:00 +0000