Housing Benefit - Payment Dates

Housing Benefit payments are made via BACS transfer into your bank account.

Housing Benefit is normally paid 4 weekly, however depending on how long you have been in receipt of benefit, that 4 weekly period can either be "2 weeks in advance and 2 weeks in arrears", or "4 weeks in arrears".

Any claim that has been in payment continuously and at the same address since before 1996 is paid "2 weekly in advance and 2 weekly in arrears" and falls under Payment Run 1.

Any claim in payment after 1996 is paid "4 weekly in arrears" and falls under Payment Run 2.

Where it is not practical for a tenant to wait until the next payment run, for example where benefit is due for a past period, benefit can be paid as an Immediate Payment.

Please note that these are the dates scheduled but may be subject to change in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

If you are unsure which payment run category your claim falls under, please contact us by dialling 01382 431205.