When your benefit will be paid

Your payment date

You can login to My Account to check the date and amount of your next housing benefit or council tax support payment. You can create an account if you don't already have one.

My Account - benefits

When you are paid

If you rent your property from us, your rent account will be credited with your housing benefit directly each week. Once your benefit has been assessed you will be sent a rent advice, which tells you how much you have to pay.

If you rent your property from a private landlord, benefit is usually paid into your bank account. This is done 2 weeks in arrears for local housing allowance recipients.

The local banks and building societies listed below provide basic accounts.

We will consider payment by cheque if you are unable to open a bank account.