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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 if a bank holiday week). Cheques should be received within a few days of being sent out.

The normal payment dates for Housing Benefit if you rent from a private landlord or Housing Association for 2020 - 2021 are as follows:

  • 28/04/20
  • 26/05/20
  • 23/06/20
  • 21/07/20
  • 18/08/20
  • 15/09/20
  • 13/10/20
  • 10/11/20
  • 08/12/20
  • 05/01/21
  • 02/02/21
  • 02/03/21
  • 30/03/21

If you rent 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 amounts you need to pay and the dates you need to pay.