Housing benefit payments
Housing benefit payment dates
Housing Benefit is paid in arrears usually ever four weeks. There are thirteen main payment runs in the financial year.
Overpayment of Housing Benefit
An overpayment is an amount of benefit that has been paid, but for which there was no entitlement under the Regulations.
Benefit payments during a temporary absence from home
In certain circumstances we can continue to pay you benefit during a temporary absence from your home.
Awarding Discretionary Housing Payments
Discretionary Housing Payments can be awarded to claimants when they cannot pay the difference between their benefit and their rent.
Housing benefit overpayment invoice form
Use this form to pay back an overpayment of Housing Benefit. You will need the Housing Benefit invoice number to complete this form.
Discretionary housing payment application form
Use this form to apply for discretionary housing payment.