If you are claiming housing benefit or local housing allowance and you are the tenant of a housing association or a private landlord, we normally pay your benefit 4 weeks in arrears. Payments are made directly into your bank account by BACS, and the money will usually be available 2 working days after we send it out.
The next payment date is:
Friday 2nd January 2015
If you have made a new claim we will make a one off payment when your claim is assessed to bring you into line with the payment cycle, so you don't have to wait until the next regular 4 weekly payment date.
Details of all of this year's payment dates can be found in the downloads section at the right hand side of this page.