Your Housing Benefit payments. Find out when they're due and early payment dates for bank holidays

How often will I get paid?

Housing Benefit is paid four weeks in arrears and will usually be received by the Monday following the end of the four week period. You may receive your payment earlier depending on who you bank with.

For example, payment covering the period 6 January 2020 to 2 February 2020 will be received by Monday 3 February 2020; payment covering the period 3 February 2020 to 1  March 2020 will be received by 2 March 2020 and so on. 

All the payment dates for 2020 are shown in the table below. You can also download a copy of the Housing Benefit calendar which tells you when each payment is due.

An interim payment run is produced each week to pick up any missed changes in circumstances for past payment periods, covering up to the end of the current four week payment period. You may therefore receive an adjustment payment outside your usual four weekly payment.

Payment dates 2020

3 February 2020 20 July 2020
2 March 2020 17 August 2020
30 March 2020 14 September 2020
27 April 2020 12 October 2020
22 May 2020 9 November 2020
22 June 2020 7 December 2020

Bank holiday payment dates

If it’s a bank holiday anywhere in the UK your payment will be early. When a due payment falls on a Bank Holiday Monday you will receive the payment on the Friday before the Bank Holiday, early payment dates for 2020 are shown in the table below.

Due date Payment date
25 May 2020 22 May 2020

Related documents