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Direct Payments for Universal Credit - made easier?

If a tenant is having difficulty paying their rent, apply for a Managed Payment to Landlord using the 'Apply for a Direct Rent Payment' service and request payment of rent from a tenant’s Universal Credit.

Currently, a managed payment to a landlord can be made when:

  • a claimant is in arrears with their rent for an amount equal to, or more than, 2 months of their rent
  • a claimant has continually underpaid their rent over more than 2 months, and they have accrued arrears of an amount equal to or more than one month’s rent
  • any of the other Tier 1 and Tier 2 APA factors apply
  • a claimant was previously in receipt of Housing Benefit and it was paid to their landlord, a MPTL can be considered providing the claimant continues to meet the Tier 1 or Tier 2 APA factor

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