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Benefit payment dates

Housing Benefit payment dates for 2021 to 2022

Please allow 24 hours from the expected payment date before you make an enquiry.

Payments to landlords are every 4 weeks and payment to tenants are every 2 weeks.

If the “processed date” falls on a bank holiday, we may bring it forward to try to avoid any delay in you being paid. We will announce this on the website or, if you have signed up for the service , we will send you an email alert.

If you are paid by cheque, it will take longer for the payment to reach you. Changing your payment method to BACS (payment straight to your bank account) will mean you get your payment sooner. This is also a more secure method of payment. You can download and complete the application for payment by BACS form to change to this payment method.

Housing Benefit payment dates for 2021 to 2022

Council will pay on: Payment will be made: Future payments will be made:

Date you should expect to receive payment by BACS:

Period payment covers by Cheque: Period payment covers
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Period payment covers
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05/04/2021 Direct to tenant 2 weeks in arrears 09/04/2021 12/04/2021 29/03/2021 11/04/2021
19/04/2021 Direct to landlord 4 weeks in arrears 23/04/2021 26/04/2021 29/03/2021 25/04/2021
19/04/2021 Direct to tenant 2 weeks in arrears 23/04/2021 26/04/2021 12/04/2021 25/04/2021
03/05/2021 Direct to tenant 2 weeks in arrears 07/05/2021 10/05/2021 26/04/2021 09/05/2021
17/05/2021 Direct to landlord 4 weeks in arrears 21/05/2021 24/05/2021 26/04/2021 23/05/2021
17/05/2021 Direct to tenant 2 weeks in arrears 21/05/2021 24/05/2021 10/05/2021 23/05/2021
31/05/2021 Direct to tenant 2 weeks in arrears 04/06/2021 07/06/2021 24/05/2021 06/06/2021
14/06/2021 Direct to landlord 4 weeks in arrears 18/06/2021 21/06/2021 24/05/2021 20/06/2021
14/06/2021 Direct to tenant 2 weeks in arrears 18/06/2021 21/06/2021 07/06/2021 20/06/2021
28/06/2021 Direct to tenant 2 weeks in arrears 02/07/2021 05/07/2021 21/06/2021 04/07/2021
12/07/2021 Direct to landlord 4 weeks in arrears 16/07/2021 19/07/2021 21/06/2020 18/07/2021
12/07/2021 Direct to tenant 2 weeks in arrears 16/07/2021 19/07/2021 05/07/2020 18/07/2021
26/07/2021 Direct to tenant 2 weeks in arrears 30/07/2021 02/08/2021 19/07/2021 01/08/2021
09/08/2021 Direct to landlord 4 weeks in arrears 13/08/2021 16/08/2021 19/07/2021 15/08/2021
09/08/2021 Direct to tenant 2 weeks in arrears 13/08/2021 16/08/2021 02/08/2021 15/08/2021
23/08/2021 Direct to tenant 2 weeks in arrears 27/08/2021 30/08/2021 16/08/2021 29/08/2021
06/09/2021 Direct to landlord 4 weeks in arrears 10/09/2021 13/09/2021 16/08/2021 12/09/2021
06/09/2021 Direct to tenant 2 weeks in arrears 10/09/2021 13/09/2021 30/08/2021 12/09/2021
20/09/2021 Direct to tenant 2 weeks in arrears 24/09/2021 27/09/2021 13/09/2021 26/09/2021
04/10/2021 Direct to landlord 4 weeks in arrears 08/10/2021 11/10/2021 13/09/2021 10/10/2021
04/10/2021 Direct to tenant 2 weeks in arrears 08/10/2021 11/10/2021 27/09/2021 10/10/2021
18/10/2021 Direct to tenant 2 weeks in arrears 22/10/2021 25/10/2021 11/10/2021 24/10/2021
01/11/2021 Direct to landlord 4 weeks in arrears 05/11/2021 08/11/2021 11/10/2021 07/11/2021
01/11/2021 Direct to tenant 2 weeks in arrears 05/11/2021 08/11/2021 25/10/2021 07/11/2021
15/11/2021 Direct to tenant 2 weeks in arrears 19/11/2021 22/11/2021 08/11/2021 21/11/2021
29/11/2021 Direct to landlord 4 weeks in arrears 03/12/2021 06/12/2021 08/11/2021 05/12/2021
29/11/2021 Direct to tenant 2 weeks in arrears 03/12/2021 06/12/2021 22/11/2021 05/12/2021
13/12/2021 Direct to tenant 2 weeks in arrears 17/12/2021 20/12/2021 06/12/2021 19/12/2021
27/12/2021 Direct to landlord 4 weeks in arrears 31/12/2021 03/01/2022 06/12/2021 02/01/2022
27/12/2021 Direct to tenant 2 weeks in arrears 31/12/2021 03/01/2022 20/12/2021 02/01/2022
10/01/2022 Direct to tenant 2 weeks in arrears 14/01/2022 17/01/2022 03/01/2022 16/01/2022
24/01/2022 Direct to landlord 4 weeks in arrears 28/01/2022 31/01/2022 03/01/2022 30/01/2022
24/01/2022 Direct to tenant 2 weeks in arrears 28/01/2022 31/01/2022 17/01/2022 30/01/2022
07/02/2022 Direct to tenant 2 weeks in arrears 11/02/2022 14/02/2022 31/01/2022 13/02/2022
21/02/2022 Direct to landlord 4 weeks in arrears 25/02/2022 28/02/2022 31/01/2022 27/02/2022
21/02/2022 Direct to tenant 2 weeks in arrears 25/02/2022 28/02/2022 14/02/2022 27/02/2022
07/03/2022 Direct to tenant 2 weeks in arrears 11/03/2022 14/03/2022 28/02/2022 13/03/2022
21/03/2022 Direct to landlord 4 weeks in arrears 25/03/2022 28/03/2022 28/02/2022 27/03/2022
21/03/2022 Direct to tenant 2 weeks in arrears 25/03/2022 28/03/2022 14/03/2022 27/03/2022