Housing Benefit payment dates

Housing Benefit payments are made in arrears and will be paid either on a four weekly or monthly basis. Generally, if you are charged rent on a weekly basis, you will be paid four weekly. If you are charged rent on a monthly basis, you will be paid monthly. Please refer to your Housing Benefit entitlement letter that will tell you which cycle you are paid on.

The tables below show the dates for both payment cycles.

Monthly payments table
Payment Period 30 March 2022 Date Receipted to Bank*
March 2022 30 March 2022 1 April 2022
April 2022 28 April 2022 3 May 2022
May 2022
30 May 2022 1 June 2022
June 2022 29 June 2022 1 July 2022
July 2022 28 July 2022 1 August 2022
August 2022 30 August 2022 1 September 2022
September 2022 29 September 2022 3 October 2022
October 2022 28 October 2022 1 November 2022
November 2022 30 November 2022 1 December 2022
December 2022 29 December 2022 3 January 2023
January 2023 30 January 2023 1 February 2023
February 2023 27 February 2023 1 March 2023
March 2023 31 March 2023 3 April 2023
Four weekly payments table
Payment Period Date Produced Date receipted to bank*
7 March 2022 – 3 April 2022 31 March 2022 4 April 2022
4 April 2022 – 1 May 2022 28 April 2022 3 May 2022
2 May 2022 – 29 May 2022 26 May 2022 30 May 2022
30 May 2022 – 26 June 2022 23 June 2022 27 June 2022
27 June 2022 – 24 July 2022 21 July 2022 25 July 2022
25 July 2022 – 21 August 2022 18 August 2022 22 August 2022
22 August 2022 – 18 September 2022 15 September 2022 19 September 2022
19 September 2022 – 16 October 2022 13 October 2022 17 October 2022
17 October 2022 – 13 November 2022 10 November 2022 14 November 2022
14 November 2022 – 11 December 2022 8 December 2022 12 December 2022
12 December 2022 – 8 January 2023 5 January 2023 9 January 2023
9 January 2022 – 5 February 2023 2 February 2023 6 February 2023
6 February 2023 – 5 March 2023 2 March 2023 6 March 2023
6 March 2023 – 2 April 2023 30 March 2023 3 April 2023

BACS (Bankers Automated Clearing Services) is a credit to your nominated bank account. The payment will take a minimum of three working days to reach your account. For example if a payment is produced on a Monday, the payment should reach your account on Wednesday, being three working days. Please note that this is a minimum and for some banks this may take longer.

Contact details


Benefits team

If you have an enquiry about benefits, send a message to the Benefits Team

If you wish to make a claim for housing benefit/council tax support but you are unable to claim using the online application, please contact us on the telephone number below.

Telephone: 01256 844844

Contact us

  • Contact us online
  • 01256 844844
  • Civic Offices
    London Road
    Basingstoke
    RG21 4AH
  • Opening hours
    Monday to Friday
    8.30am to 4.30pm
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