Useful information regarding payments of housing benefit
PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR CHRISTMAS PAYMENT DATES
Payments due week commencing Monday 18 December 2017 will be paid as normal.
Payments due week commencing Monday 25 December 2017 will be processed on Tuesday 19 December 2017.
Payments due week commencing Monday 1 January 2018 will be processed Thursday 21 December 2017.
Payments due week commencing Monday 8 January 2018 will be paid as normal.
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
Lunar 1 Four weekly payment schedule dates 2017 / 2018
6 November 2017
4 December 2017
1 January 2018 - Bank Holiday - see above
29 January 2018
26 February 2018
26 March 2018
23 April 2018
21 May 2018
18 June 2018
16 July 2018
13 August 2018
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.