Housing Benefit payments over the Christmas period
Housing Benefit payments scheduled for 29 December will be paid on 22 December 2023. The next Housing Benefit payment thereafter will be 5 January 2024.
Information about the Universal Credit, including how to apply.
The move to tenants receiving monthly household payments that include the Housing Costs Element of Universal Credit is a significant change compared to the separate Housing Benefit payments that have previously been paid.
Alternative Payment Arrangements (APAs) have been introduced to provide extra help for tenants:
Further information can be found on the GOV.UK website (external link).