Housing Benefit Payment Dates

BACS Payment Dates

Monthly (in Arrears)

To Cover Period Crediting Date
1st Jan — 31st Jan 2024 29th Jan 2024
1st Feb - 29th Feb 2024 29th Feb 2024
1st Mar — 31st Mar 2024 28th Mar 2024
1st Apr — 30th Apr 2024 29th Apr 2024
1st May — 31st May 2024 28th May 2024
1st Jun — 3oth Jun 2024 27th Jun 2024

4 Weekly (in Arrears)

To Cover Period Crediting Date
18th Dec – 14th Jan 2024 15th Jan 2024
15th Jan – 11th Feb 2024 12th Feb 2024
12th Feb – 10th Mar 2024 1th Mar 2024
11th Mar – 7th Apr 2024 8th Apr 2024
8th Apr – 5th May 2024 2nd May 2024
6th May – 2nd Jun 2024 3rd Jun 2024

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


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