Useful information regarding payments of housing benefit
PAYMENT OF HOUSING BENEFIT AND COUNCIL TAX SUPPORT
PRIVATE TENANTS WHO PAY RENT TO A PRIVATE LANDLORD
HOUSING BENEFIT BY BACS THIS MEANS
- THE PAYMENT IS SENT DIRECT TO A BANK ACCOUNT
- PAYMENTS ARE RAISED FOUR WEEKLY IN ARREARS. THE FIRST PAYMENT YOU RECEIVE MAY BE MADE IN ADVANCE OF ONE OF THESE DATES IF YOU ARE OWED ARREARS. YOUR PAYMENTS SHOULD THEN FALL DUE IN LINE WITH THE DATES QUOTED BELOW.
- ONCE WE HAVE RAISED THE PAYMENT ON OUR SYSTEM IT TAKES 3 TO 4 DAYS TO REACH YOUR ACCOUNT. WE ENDEAVOUR TO MAKE FUNDS AVAILABLE TO YOU BY THE MONDAY BUT YOU SHOULD ALLOW UNTIL WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY FOR IT TO REACH YOUR ACCOUNT. Where there is a Bank Holiday Monday we will process the payment early to ensure it reaches your account at the required time.
- IF YOU NEED TO CONFIRM THAT THE PAYMENT HAS BEEN ISSUED AND RECEIVED PLEASE CHECK YOUR BANK ACCOUNT FIRST
2022/23 Payment Calendar for Housing Benefit Payments
21st February 2022
21st March 2022
18th April 2022
16th May 2022
13th June 2022
11th July 2022
8th August 2022
5th September 2022
3rd October 2022
31st October 2022
28th November 2022
26th December 2022
23rd January 2023
20th February 2023
20th March 2023
PRIVATE TENANTS WHO PAY RENT TO A HOUSING ASSOCIATION
Any entitlement you have to Housing Benefit will normally be paid directly to your Landlord. This payment will be credited to your Landlords Bank account every four weeks in arrears. The payments of any entitlement will be issued on the dates given in the above table. If you have to make up any shortfall in your rent you must contact your Landlord to arrange this.
COUNCIL TAX SUPPORT
Any entitlement to Council Tax Support will be directly credited to your Council Tax Account. You will receive a bill to advise you of the balance and details of any instalments that you may need pay. Even if you receive help towards your Council Tax you will still have to pay some of the charge.