If you are a Council Tenant, we will pay your Housing Benefit straight into your rent account at the beginning of every rent week.
If you are a Housing Association or private tenant, we will make a payment by BACS every four weeks. Payment to your landlord can only be made in exceptional circumstances and if you are likely to have difficulty paying your rent. We have a vulnerability policy (202 Kb) which identifies the circumstances in which Housing Benefit payments can be made to a third party.
Council Tax Support and Second Adult Rebate is always added to the Council Tax account of the liable person. The Council Tax section will ensure that you receive a new bill every time that you have support credited to your account or your amount of support changes.