Paying Benefit into a bank account
If you can get assistance we can pay the money directly into your bank account:
- Either put your bank accounts details on your claim form
- or call the benefit team on 01594 812531
Payment of Housing Benefit to landlords
In some circumstances we understand that the applicant may need payments to be made straight to their landlord. These circumstances could be that the applicant has:
- learning difficulties
- medical conditions
- mental health problems
- inability to open a bank account
- debt problems
- a history of rent or utility service arrears
- undischarged bankruptcy
- previous evictions
Landlords can be paid direct if their tenants meet the criteria in the safeguard policy, The tenant needs to fill in the application form.
More information is available on our Landlord advice and forum page.