Payment Information

Thinking of contacting us about your Council Tax or Housing Benefit? ...No need!

You can use the Citizen Access Benefits portal to:

  • make a claim
  • view your claim and letters
  • view your housing benefit entitlement
  • tell us about any changes

You can also use the Citizen Access Revenues portal to view your council tax bills.

The date that you are paid depends on what sort of claim you have and how long you have been claiming.

Private Tenants

If you are a Private Tenant payment will either be

  • 4 weekly in arrears or Calendar Monthly in arrears for existing claims already in payment
  • 4 weekly in arrears for all new claims

To find out what your payment is please look at your notification letter. It will tell you in the middle of the page what payment cycle your claim is under.

4 Weekly Payment Table

4 Weekly Payment Runs 2022/2023

Date Payment Sent

Date Payment to enter Bank Account

Wednesday 27/04/2022

Friday 29/04/2022

Wednesday 25/05/2022

Friday 27/05/2022

Wednesday 22/06/2022

Friday 24/06/2022

Wednesday 20/07/2022

Friday 22/07/2022

Wednesday 17/08/2022

Friday 19/08/2022

Wednesday 14/09/2022

Friday 16/09/2022

Wednesday 12/10/2022

Friday 14/10/2022

Wednesday 09/11/2022

Friday 11/11/2022

Wednesday 07/12/2022

Friday 09/12/2022

Wednesday 04/01/2023

Friday 06/01/2023

Wednesday 01/02/2023

Friday 03/02/2023

Wednesday 01/03/2023

Friday 03/03/2023

Calendar Monthly Payment Table

Calendar Monthly Payment Runs in 2022/23

Date Payment Sent

Date Payment to enter Bank Account

Monday 25/04/2022

Wednesday 27/04/2022

Monday 23/05/2022

Wednesday 25/05/2022

Friday 24/06/2022

Tuesday 28/06/2022

Monday 25/07/2022

Wednesday 27/07/2022

Friday 26/08/2022

Wednesday 31/08/2022

Monday 26/09/2022

Wednesday 29/09/2022

Monday 24/10/2022

Wednesday 26/10/2022

Friday 25/11/2022

Tuesday 29/11/2022

Friday 23/12/2022

Thursday 29/12/2022

Monday 23/01/2023

Wednesday 25/01/2023

Friday 24/02/2023

Tuesday 28/02/2023

Monday 27/03/2023

Wednesday 29/03/2023

Council Tenants

Council tenants are always paid weekly. South Essex Homes normally gets payment over the weekend paid direct into your rent account.

Contact Benefits

Telephone: 01702 215001

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