How Housing Benefit is paid
Housing Benefit for council tenants
If you're a council tenant, we pay your benefit weekly into your rent account.
Housing Benefit for housing association tenants
If you're a housing association tenant, you can choose whether we pay your benefit to you or your landlord by BACS Direct Credit.
If you're more than eight weeks in arrears, we have to pay the housing association directly.
Housing Benefit for private tenants
If you're a private tenant, we usually pay your benefit directly to you by BACS Direct Credit.
If you're more than eight weeks in arrears, we have to pay the landlord directly.
Contact us for an appointment to get benefits advice in person at West Offices.