Housing Benefit Payment Dates

BACS Payment Dates

Monthly (in Arrears)

To Cover Period

Crediting Date

1st Jan - 31st Jan 2023

30th Jan 2023

1st Feb - 28th Feb 2023

27th Feb 2023

 1st Mar - 31st Mar 2023

30th Mar 2023

1st Apr - 30th Apr 2023

27th Apr 2023

1st May - 31st May 2023

30th May 2023

 1st Jun - 30th Jun 2023

29th Jun 2023


4 Weekly (in Arrears)

To Cover Period

Crediting Date

16th Jan - 12th Feb 2023

13th Feb 2023

13th Feb - 12th Mar 2023

13th Mar 2023

13th Mar - 9th Apr 2023

6th Apr 2023

10th Apr - 7th May 2023

5th May 2023

8th May - 4th Jun 2023

5th Jun 2023

5th Jun - 2nd Jul 2023

3rd Jul 2023

Stay in control of your money - the first right of appropriation

Some people have had problems with their bank when they have been overdrawn; the bank has taken their Housing Benefit or Discretionary Housing Payments to reduce their overdraft.  You can find out more on our first right of appropriation information page.

Universal Credit is coming

Universal Credit Full Service has started to rollout in Tendring.

Over the next 2 years it is expected for Universal Credit to replace the following benefits for most working age people.

  • Housing Benefit
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Employment Support Allowance (Income Related) 
  • Income Support.

If you are awarded Universal Credit and need help to pay your council tax, please remember to make a separate claim with this council.

You can find more information about Universal Credit at: https://www.gov.uk/topic/benefits-credits/universal-credit

Last updated on: 19/01/2023 - 09:30