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Update to WfFTC payment day

In April, we’re delivering a number of changes to make tax more straightforward. This includes extending the time for you to make changes to your Working for Families Tax Credits (WfFTC) information. This means payments will be based on more up-to-date details.

As a result of these updates there will be a change to the day you receive your WfFTC payments. The official payment day is not changing and remains as Tuesday, however due to some banks processing payments the same day they receive the information from us, you may currently receive your payments on a Monday.

From the week beginning 29 April, this will change and your payments will instead go through to your account on a Tuesday. For some credit union customers, the processing occurs overnight. This means you would receive payments in your account on a Wednesday instead of a Tuesday from the week beginning 29 April.

What this means for most customers:

  • If you receive your payments weekly, the first payment affected will be Monday 29 April which will be in your account Tuesday 30 April.
  • If you receive your payments fortnightly, the first payment affected will be Monday 6 May which will be in your account Tuesday 7 May.

What this means for some credit union customers (who currently receive payments on a Tuesday):

  • If you receive your payments weekly, the first payment affected will be Tuesday 30 April which will be in your account Wednesday 1 May.
  • If you receive your payments fortnightly, the first payment affected will be Tuesday 7 May which will be in your account Wednesday 8 May.

What you need to do:

Please check and update any automatic payments you have set up with your bank to make sure they are not affected. Also, make sure any regular payments you make will not be affected by the new payment day.

We will be sending out letters, emails and text messages to all WfFTC customers who may be affected by the payment date changes.

Payments over Easter

The WfFTC payment due on Tuesday 23 April 2019 will be paid early, on Friday 19 April 2019.

The next scheduled weekly payment will be made on Tuesday 30 April 2019.