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

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. 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.

To place a hold on your payments:

  1. Sign in to your account.
  2. Click the gear icon and select Payments.
  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.

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 15th if you wish to postpone your upcoming payment until a later date.