How is it paid?

Housing Association tenant

We’ll pay your Housing Benefit every 4 weeks in arrears.

We can pay your Housing Benefit to either:

  • you
  • your housing association directly

Private tenant

We’ll pay your Housing Benefit to you every 4 weeks in arrears.

We can only consider paying your landlord if you’re:

  • likely to have problems paying your rent
  • 8 weeks or more in rent arrears

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