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How Benefit is Paid

Housing Benefit

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) pdf logo which identifies the circumstances in which Housing Benefit payments can be made to a third party.

Council Tax Support and Second Adult Rebate

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.

 

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