Benefit payment dates

Housing Benefit payment dates for 2019 to 2020

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 2019 to 2020

Important notice

Please be advised for housing benefit payments going out on Monday 30 December you may need to allow an additional day for the payment to clear in your bank account due to the bank holiday. Payments will reach your account on 6 January 2020.

Date you should expect to receive payment by:

Period payment covers:

      BACS: Cheque: From To
30/12/2019 Direct to Landlord 4 weeks in arrears 03/01/2020 06/01/2020 09/12/2019 05/01/2020
30/12/2019 Direct to tenant 2 weeks in arrears 03/01/2020 06/01/2020 23/12/2019 05/01/2020
13/01/2020 Direct to tenant 2 weeks in arrears 17/01/2020 20/01/2020 06/01/2020 19/01/2020
27/01/2020 Direct to Landlord 4 weeks in arrears 31/01/2020 03/02/2020 06/01/2020 02/02/2020
27/01/2020 Direct to tenant 2 weeks in arrears 31/01/2020 03/02/2020 20/01/2020 02/02/2020
10/02/2020 Direct to tenant 2 weeks in arrears 14/02/2020 17/02/2020 03/02/2020 16/02/2020
24/02/2020 Direct to Landlord 4 weeks in arrears 28/02/2020 02/03/2020 03/02/2020 01/03/2020
24/02/2020 Direct to tenant 2 weeks in arrears 28/02/2020 02/03/2020 17/02/2020 01/03/2020
09/03/2020 Direct to tenant 2 weeks in arrears 13/03/2020 16/03/2020 02/03/2020 15/03/2020
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
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