Housing Benefit Payment Dates

BACS Payment Dates

Monthly (in Arrears)


To Cover Period

Crediting Date

1st Jul — 31st Jul 2023

31st Jul 2023

1st  Aug — 31st Aug 2023

29th Aug 2023

1st Sep — 30th Sep 2023

28th Sep 2023

1st Oct — 31st Oct 2023

30th Oct 2023

1st Nov — 30th Nov 2023

30th Nov 2023

1st Dec — 31st Dec 2023

21st Dec 2023


4 Weekly (in Arrears)

To Cover Period

Crediting Date

3rd Jul – 30th Jul 2023

31st Jul 2023

31st Jul – 27th Aug 2023

24th Aug 2023

28th Aug – 24th Sep 2023

25th Sep 2023

25th Sep – 22nd Oct 2023

23rd Oct 2023

23rd Oct – 19th Nov 2023

20th Nov 2023

20th Nov – 17th Dec 2023

18th Dec 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: 03/08/2023 - 11:04