welfare payments

welfare payments

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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Relying on benefits to pay rent will put UK on course for rent capping?

22 October, 20120 Comments
A recent study has found that the number of households in Britain is growing three times as fast as the number of homes being built; whereby workers are increasingly depending on benefits to pay their rent, with an extra 10,000 workers a month becoming reliant on housing benefit. The Home Truths study, by the National
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