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Welfare Reform via Universal Credit | New helpline for landlords launches

29 August, 20171 Comments
The Department for Work and Pensions has recently introduced a new helpline for landlords whose Universal Credit tenants will not communicate with them. Private landlords who find themselves unable to obtain the tenants co-operation to get DWP to supply information when it comes to enquiries about major payments, e.g. a direct payments to the landlord,
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Department for Work and Pensions seeks views on sharing Universal Credit claimant information

21 October, 20140 Comments
The Department for Work and Pensions has opened a consultation seeking views on sharing Universal Credit claimant information with social landlords and local authorities. The scheme would help landlords assess and provide support to their tenants in relation to managing their finances. Marketing Intelligence Consultant at all pay (the public sector payment specialist) Ross Macmillan,
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32,000 benefit tenants Christmas ruined by DWP

30 December, 20130 Comments
Up to 32,000 benefit claimants did not receive their payments in time for Christmas, due to an “administrative error”. Those claiming jobseekers allowance, employment support allowance, social fund (essential for things such as clothes, rent and furniture) and certain categories of pension social fund where due their benefit money on Christmas Eve but for many it
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DWP will rule on Universal Credit direct payment exceptions

12 February, 20130 Comments
The Local support services framework for the upcoming welfare reform states that it will be up to the Department for Work and Pensions to make exceptions to normal payment rules; e.g. paying the housing element of Universal Credit of landlords. In most cases Universal Credit will be paid to the claimant, on a monthly basis.
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Landlords denied Universal Credit Pilot results…

02 November, 20120 Comments
  The Department for Work and Pensions has been criticised after revealing it will not tell landlords how well its universal credit pilots are working until next year. Six pilot projects are currently running across the country to test the direct payment of benefit to tenants instead of to landlords. The projects, which run until
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Why are councils failing to help homeless tenants?

11 October, 20120 Comments
A Freedom of Information request (FOI) has revealed that councils right across the UK failed to spend nearly £8million in Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) last year. In these economically hard times and with homelessness on the increase, drastic situations such as Croydon tenants being moved to towns in Yorkshire; Winter Migration; Tenants Fly North – are
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