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Universal Credit payments

Universal Credit payments

In most cases Universal Credit will be a single, monthly payment which is paid in arrears directly into the claimant’s bank account. Payments will include all eligible housing costs.

This means that claimants will be responsible for paying their rent themselves. Couples living in the same household will get one monthly payment between them,

this can be paid into a joint account or a single account in either person’s name.

Any other adults living in the same household who are claiming Universal Credit will be  paid separately.