Housing Benefit payment dates

We generally pay Housing Benefit four weekly in arrears, however some claims may be different - Your housing benefit decision notice tells you your payment frequency.

'Date of payment' indicates when the payments are issued by us.

'Payment period' is the period that the housing benefit is for.

'Payment should reach accounts by' gives the guideline date from the date we issue the payment to the date it is credited to your account; if you receive your payment directly into a Building Society account, your payment may take an extra working day to clear.

Public holidays
Date of payment falling on or around public holidays may be subject to change, but generally will appear the next working day after the public holiday.

Date of payment Payment period

Payment should reach accounts by

5 April 2016 14/3/2016 - 10/4/201611 April 2016
3 May 201611/4/2016 - 8/5/20169 May 2016
31 May 20169/5/2016 - 5/6/20166 June 2016
28 June 20166/6/2016 - 3/7/20164 July 2016
26 July 20164/7/2016 - 31/7/20161 August 2016
23 August 20161/8/2016 - 28/8/201629 August 2016 (Bank Holiday)
20 September 201629/8/2016 - 25/9/201626 September 2016
18 October 201626/9/2016 - 23/10/201624 October 2016
15 November 201624/10/2016 - 20/11/201621 November 2016
13 December 201621/11/2016 - 18/12/201619 December 2016
10 January 201719/12/2016 - 15/1/201716 Jauary 2017
7 February 201716/1 /2017 - 12/2/201713 February 2017
7 March 201713/2/2017 - 12/3/201713 March 2017