Housing Benefit payment dates

We generally pay Housing Benefit four weekly in arrears. 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

4 April 201713/3/2017 - 9/4/201710 April 2017
2 May 201710/4/2017 - 7/5/20178 May 2017
30 May 20178/5/2017 - 4/6/20175 June 2017
27 June 20175/6/2017 - 2/7/20173 July 2017
25 July 20173/7/2017 - 30/7/201731 July 2017
22 August 201731/7/2017 - 27/8/201728 August 2017 (Bank Holiday)
19 September 201728/8/2017 - 24/9/201725 September 2017
17 October 201725/9/2017 - 22/10/201723 October 2017
14 November 201723/10/2017 - 19/11/201720 November 2017
12 December 201720/11/2017 - 17/12/201718 December 2017
9 January 201818/12/2017 - 14/1/201815 January 2018
6 February 201815/1 /2018 - 11/2/201812 February 2018
6 March 201812/2/2018 - 11/3/201812 March 2018