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Benefit payment dates

Housing Benefit payment dates for 2020 to 2021

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 2020 to 2021

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

Date you should expect to receive payment by:

Period payment covers:

      BACS: Cheque: From To
Payments for 2019 to 2020            
23/03/2020 Direct to landlord 4 weeks in arrears 27/03/2020 30/03/2020 02/03/2020 29/03/2020
23/03/2020 Direct to tenant 2 weeks in arrears 27/03/2020 30/03/2020 16/03/2020 29/03/2020

Payments for 2020 to 2021

           
06/04/2020 Direct to tenant   2 weeks in arrears 10/04/2020  13/04/2020 30/03/2020 12/04/2020
20/04/2020 Direct to landlord 4 weeks in arrears 24/04/2020   27/04/2020 30/03/2020  26/04/2020
20/04/2020 Direct to tenant  2 weeks in arrears 24/04/2020 27/04/2020  13/04/2020  26/04/2020
04/05/2020 Direct to tenant  2 weeks in arrears 08/05/2020  11/05/2020   27/04/2020 10/05/2020
18/05/2020 Direct to landlord 4 weeks in arrears 22/05/2020 25/05/2020 27/04/2020  24/05/2020
18/05/2020 Direct to tenant  2 weeks in arrears 22/05/2020 25/05/2020 11/05/2020 24/05/2020
01/06/2020 Direct to tenant   2 weeks in arrears   05/06/2020  08/06/2020 25/05/2020 07/06/2020
15/06/2020 Direct to landlord 4 weeks in arrears 19/06/2020  22/06/2020 25/05/2020 21/06/2020
15/06/2020 Direct to tenant 2 weeks in arrears 19/06/2020  22/06/2020  08/06/2020 21/06/2020

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