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Ensuring that rent is paid


Ensuring that rent is paid

Universal Credit payments are paid monthly in arrears in the same way a wage is. Claimants will be expected, where possible, to arrange their own rent payments.

If landlords have previously received direct payment of Housing Benefit from the local authority, they will need to speak to their tenants to agree arrangements for collecting rent from them. Setting up a direct debit or standing order may help your tenant manage their rent payments.

 In some cases Alternative Payment Arrangements can be put in place to support claimants.