Benefit payment dates

Housing Benefit payment dates for 2018

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.

 

Date you should expect to receive payment by:

Period payment covers:

Council will pay on:

Payment will be made:

Future payments will be made:

BACS:

Cheque:

From:

To:

01/01/2018

Direct to Landlord

4 Weeks in Arrears

05/01/2018

08/01/2018

11/12/2017

24/12/2017

01/01/2018 Direct to Tenant 2 Weeks in Arrears 05/01/2018 08/01/2018 25/12/2017 07/01/2018
15/01/2018 Direct to Tenant 2 Weeks in Arrears 19/01/2018 22/01/2018 08/01/2018 21/01/2018
29/01/2018 Direct to Landlord 4 Weeks in Arrears 02/02/2018 05/02/2018 08/01/2018 04/02/2018
29/01/2018 Direct to Tenant 2 Weeks in Arrears 02/02/2018 05/02/2018 22/01/2018 04/02/2018
12/02/2018 Direct to Tenant 2 Weeks in Arrears 16/02/2018 19/02/2018 05/02/2018 18/02/2018
26/02/2018 Direct to Landlord 4 Weeks in Arrears 02/03/2018 05/03/2018 05/02/2018 04/03/2018
26/02/2018 Direct to Tenant 2 Weeks in Arrears 02/03/2018 05/03/2018 19/02/2018 04/03/2018
12/03/2018 Direct to Tenant 2 Weeks in Arrears 16/03/2018 19/03/2018 05/03/2018 18/03/2018
26/03/2018 Direct to Landlord 4 Weeks in Arrears 30/03/2018 02/04/2018 05/03/2018 01/04/2018
26/03/2018 Direct to Tenant 2 Weeks in Arrears 30/03/2018 02/04/2018 19/03/2018 01/04/2018