Benefit payment dates

Christmas and New Year payments

If you are due to receive a housing benefit payment over Christmas and the New Year period. You may need to allow an extra few days for the payment to reach your bank due to the bank holidays.


Housing Benefit payment dates for 2018 to 2019

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:

05/11/2018 Direct to Landlord 4 weeks in arrears 09/11/2018 12/11/2018 15/10/2018 11/11/2018
05/11/2018 Direct to tenant 2 weeks in arrears 09/11/2018 12/11/2018 29/10/2018 11/11/2018
19/11/2018 Direct to tenant 2 weeks in arrears 23/11/2018 26/11/2018 12/11/2018 25/11/2018
03/12/2018 Direct to Landlord 4 weeks in arrears 07/12/2018 10/12/2018 12/11/2018 09/12/2018
03/12/2018 Direct to tenant  2 weeks in arrears 07/12/2018 10/12/2018 26/11/2018 09/12/2018
17/12/2018 Direct to tenant 2 weeks in arrears 21/12/2018 24/12/2018 10/12/2018 23/12/2018
31/12/2018 Direct to Landlord 4 weeks in arrears 04/01/2019 07/01/2019 10/12/2018 06/01/2019
31/12/2018 Direct to tenant  2 weeks in arrears 04/01/2019 07/01/2019 24/12/2018 06/01/2019
14/01/2019 Direct to tenant 2 weeks in arrears 18/01/2019 21/01/2019 07/01/2019 20/01/2019
28/01/2019 Direct to Landlord 4 weeks in arrears 01/02/2019 04/02/2019 07/01/2019 03/02/2019
28/01/2019 Direct to tenant  2 weeks in arrears 01/02/2019 04/02/2019 21/01/2019 03/02/2019
11/02/2019 Direct to tenant 2 weeks in arrears 15/02/2019 18/02/2019 04/02/2019 17/02/2019
25/02/2019 Direct to Landlord 4 weeks in arrears 01/03/2019 04/03/2019 04/02/2019 03/03/2019
25/02/2019 Direct to tenant 2 weeks in arrears 01/03/2019 04/03/2019 18/02/2019 03/03/2019
11/03/2019 Direct to tenant 2 weeks in arrears 15/03/2019 18/03/2019 04/03/2019 17/03/2019
25/03/2019 Direct to Landlord 4 weeks in arrears 29/03/2019 01/04/2019 04/03/2019 31/03/2019
25/03/2019 Direct to tenant 2 weeks in arrear 29/03/2019 01/04/2019 18/03/2019 31/03/2019
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