Tax credit payments are made every week or every four weeks.
You choose if you want to get paid weekly or every four weeks on your claim form. If you do not have a claim form, contact HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) (external link).
It can take up to five weeks to process a new claim. You will be sent an award notice by post giving you the date of your first payment.
Bank holiday payment dates
If it is a bank holiday (external link) 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 (external link).