Housing Benefit Payment Dates

Below is the Housing Benefit payment schedule which will tell you when your Housing Benefit payment will be made.  This is for private and Housing Association tenants only.  Council tenants' Housing Benefit will be paid direct to their rent account.

Landlords - if you receive Housing Benefit payments on behalf of your tenants, you can register to view your payment schedules online 24/7.  When you have a new payment schedule available, we will notify you by email.  Find out more here.

If you are paid 4 weekly in arrears


 Payments Received on or by

30 May - 26 June 2016 27 June 2016
2 - 29 May 2016 27 May 2016
4 April - 1 May 2016 29 April 2016

 If you are paid calendar monthly in arrears


 Payments Received on or by

01 - 30 June 2016 30 June 2016
01 - 31 May 2016 31 May 2016
01 - 30 April 2016 29 April 2016

If you are paid by another payment cycle ie not 4 weekly or calendar monthly, please contact the Benefits and Council Tax Team.

If you are currently paid by cheque but would like your Housing Benefit  paid straight to your bank account, please complete the Direct Payment into Bank or Building Society Account form (pdf - link below).

*Please note that these are the dates scheduled but may be subject to change in the event of certain circumstances eg bank holidays, Royal Mail delays etc.  


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