Housing Benefit and Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP)

You will receive your benefit every 4 weeks in arrears. These are set dates and these dates may not always match the date your rent is due to your landlord.

  • if you are paid into your bank account, we will usually send payments on a Monday, so they should be in your account by Thursday of the same week.
  • if you receive payments by cheque, we will post them out second class.
  • any payment of DHP will be sent with your housing benefit.

School clothing allowance

You will be sent a cheque within three weeks of us processing your award.

If your child is going into year seven or nine in September, you will receive your cheque by the end of August.