Getting paid

Can I temporarily hold my AdSense payments?

Yes, you can temporarily hold your AdSense payments for up to one year. Selecting the ‘Hold my payment until’ option in your payment schedule will stop Google from sending payments until the date that you specify, but you will continue to accrue earnings.

Yes, you can temporarily hold your payments by setting a self-hold in your account. Setting a self-hold will stop Google from sending you payments, but you'll continue to accrue earnings.

To place a hold on your payments:

  1. Sign in to your account.
  2. On the Home tab, visit the Account settings page, then go to the "Payment Settings" section.
  3. Visit your Payee Profile. In the “Payment schedule” section, click configure. In the Payment settings section, click "edit self-hold".
  4. Click Save. Click Apply.

Provided that your account balance has reached the payment threshold by the date you specified for the hold to expire and you have no other holds on your account, we'll issue a single lump sum payment in the next payment cycle.

Please note that you won't be able to place a hold your payments for more than one year. Additionally, you will not be able to postpone the current month’s payment if you placed a hold in your payment schedule after the 20th 15th of that month. You must place a hold by the 20th if you wish to postpone your upcoming payment until a later date.