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Social Security Benefits: Payments

Volume 461: debated on Tuesday 12 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many days in advance of payment to claimants of (a) income support, (b) jobseeker's allowance, (c) disability living allowance and (d) pension credit his Department transfers funds to banks. (141422)

Funds for the payment of DWP benefits and allowances are transferred to banks on day three of the BACS processing cycle. This is normally the same day that payment is credited to the claimant's bank account.