Housing Benefit payment dates

Payment dates 2018/19

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

'Frequency' is how often your Housing Benefit is paid (your Housing Benefit entitlement letter tells you your payment scheme; this will be either 2 weekly, 4 weekly or monthly).

'Date account should be credited' gives the guideline date when the payment should reach your bank account, if you are paid by BACS.

Most payments take a minimum of 2 working days 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.

Date of payment for dates falling on or around public holidays (*) may have been moved from their usual times.

 

December 2018

Date of payment Frequency Date account should be credited
Wednesday 5 December 2018 2 weekly Friday 7 December 2018
Wednesday 19 December 2018 2 & 4 weekly Friday 21 December 2018
Friday 21 December 2018 Monthly Thursday 27 December 2018 *

January 2019

Date of payment Frequency Date account should be credited
Wednesday 2 January 2019 2 weekly Friday 4 January 2019
Wednesday 16 January 2019 2 & 4 weekly Friday 18 January 2019
Monday 28 January 2019 Monthly Wednesday 30 January 2019
Wednesday 30 January 2019 2 weekly Friday 1 February 2019

February 2019

Date of payment Frequency Date account should be credited
Wednesday 13 February 2019 2 & 4 weekly Friday 15 February 2019
Wednesday 27 February 2019 2 weekly Friday 1 March 2019
Thursday 28 February 2019 Monthly Monday 4 March 2019

March 2019

Date of payment Frequency Date account should be credited
Wednesday 13 March 2019 2 & 4 weekly Friday 15 March 2019
Wednesday 27 March 2019 2 weekly Friday 29 March 2019
Thursday 28 March 2019 Monthly Monday 1 April 2019