Payment dates

If you receive Housing Benefit and you rent from a private landlord or housing association, Housing Benefit payments are made on a Friday by either BACS or cheque.

BACS payments should normally be received in your bank account the following Tuesday (or Wednesday on a Bank Holiday week). Cheques should be received within a few days of being sent out.

The normal payment dates for 2024/25 are below, subject to delays on Bank Holiday weeks.

  • 22.04.2024
  • 20.05.2024
  • 17.06.2024
  • 15.07.2024
  • 12.08.2024
  • 09.09.2024
  • 07.10.2024
  • 04.11.2024
  • 02.12.2024
  • 30.12.2024
  • 27.01.2025
  • 24.02.2025
  • 24.03.2025

If you rent a house from the council, your Housing Benefit will be credited directly to your rent account. If you have any queries on how much rent to pay please contact your housing officer.

If you receive Council Tax reduction, your payment will be credited directly to your Council Tax account. You will then receive a revised bill showing what you need to pay and when.