First payment dates

First payment dates

The very first payment on a Housing Benefit claim will be a one-off payment calculated from the date your benefit entitlement begins to the date that your normal payment falls due within your payment cycle.

First Payment of Housing Benefit

The very first payment on a Housing Benefit claim will be a one-off payment calculated from the date your benefit entitlement begins to the date that your normal payment falls due within your payment cycle.

The date of your normal regular payments will vary depending on whether you will be paid Monthly or 4-weekly.

Monthly Payment Example:

Monthly payments will be paid into your bank account on the last Wednesday of every month for the entitlement for the whole month:

HB entitlement Start Date:                    16 May 

Claim assessed on:                                3 June

First payment period                             16 May to 31 May  (paid on the last Wednesday in May)

4 Weekly Payment Example:

(Lets say all 4 weekly payments have been paid up to 29 May)

HB Entitlement start date:                     16 May

Claim assessed on                                 3 June

First Payment period                             16 May to 29 May (paid on 30 May)

Second payment period                        30 May to 26 June (paid on 27 June)

And then every 4 weeks.

IMPORTANT

All monthly payments are paid into your bank account on the last Wednesday of every month BUT if the Monday of that week is a Bank Holiday the payments may not reach your bank account until the Thursday or at Christmas we may make the payments a week earlier to avoid the Christmas week.

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