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. If you do not have a claim form, contact HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
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.
Bank holiday payment dates
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 HMRC.