Housing benefit payments schedule

If you are claiming Housing Benefit, payments are normally paid every 4 weeks and are made in arrears which means the payment you receive is for the previous 4 weeks.

Payments are made either by cheque or directly into your bank account. If you would like future payments paid directly into your bank account please complete our BACS form.

The dates these payments will be made are listed below:

  • 7 January 2019
  • 4 February 2019
  • 4 March 2019
  • 1 April 2019
  • 29 April 2019
  • 27 May 2019
  • 24 June 2019
  • 22 July 2019
  • 19 August 2019
  • 16 September 2019
  • 14 October 2019
  • 11 November 2019
  • 9 December 2019
  • 6 January 2020

Please note the following:

These are the dates that we make the payment. You will need to allow 2-3 working days before you will actually receive the payment. If the payment is due on a bank holiday there may be a delay in receiving the payment.

If you have made a new claim we will try to make a one off payment to you as soon as possible to bring you into line with the payment cycle so that you don't have to wait until the next regular 4 weekly payment date

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