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Local Housing Allowance payments

How will I be paid?

Can we pay your landlord?

Housing benefit is paid to you every four weeks.

How will I be paid?

Housing Benefit will normally be paid into your bank account every four weeks.

If you do not have a bank account or would like advice on how to open one there are organisations who can help including:

We have an approved a pdf icon direct payments policy [35kb] which will help tenants who do not responsibly pay the money over to their landlord, protect vulnerable tenants and help ensure that the tenancy can continue.

Can we pay your landlord?

We recognise that there are circumstances where it may not be appropriate to pay the tenant, these include:

  • Where the tenant has eight weeks rent arrears or more.
  • Where the tenant is having deductions being taken from their Income Support, Jobseeker's Allowance (income based), Employment and Support Allowance to pay off rent arrears.
  • Where the tenant is unlikely to pay.
  • Where the tenant is unable to manage their affairs.

If you would like us to consider making payments to your landlord, complete and return the form below:

Evidence will need to be provided to support your application as payments will only be made to the landlord if there is good cause.

Each case is looked at individually and any decisions to make landlord payments will be subject to review.