Tax credit payments are made every week or every 4 weeks.
You choose if you want to get paid weekly or every 4 weeks on your claim form.
Find out when your tax credits payment is and how much you’ll get paid.
It can take up to 5 weeks to process a new claim. You’ll be sent an award notice by post giving you the date of your first payment.
If it’s a bank holiday anywhere in the UK your payment may be early.
If your payment is late, check the payment date on your award notice and contact your bank before calling the Tax Credit Helpline.
Your payment might be delayed because of local holidays if you live in the following places:
Contact your bank for more information.
Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.