There will be some minor changes to Housing Benefit payments in December 2016.
Week commencing 26th December 2016: If you would normal expect to receive payment on Monday 26th December 2016 then you should expect to be paid into your bank account on Friday 23rd December 2016.
Week commencing 2nd January 2017: If you would normally expect to receive payment on Monday 2nd January 2017 then you should expect to be paid into your bank account on Friday 30th December 2016. All other payments are unchanged.
Changes to Welfare Benefits
There are many changes happening to some of the benefits that people receive both now and over the next few years.
It is estimated that every year Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support cheats cost the country around £0.9 billion in stolen Benefits. This is money that could be spent on improving services for people in real need and it's your taxes that are paying for their luxuries.