Direct Payments

Direct Payments  

Once you have been transferred to Universal Credit your benefits will be paid directly into your bank account, so if you do not have a bank account you will need to open one. There will no longer be any weekly payments.

Universal Credit will be paid once a month and in arrears.

You will have to make sure that your rent payment is paid to us – we now offer a flexible direct debit service which can help you.

Rent and Service Charges Direct Debit Form.

If you think that you may be affected and would like some help or advice please call us now on 0800 2182247. 


  1. The Bedroom Tax – changes to the way housing benefit will be paid
  2. Benefit Cap – there will be a limit on how much you can receive each week
  3. Universal Credit – which is replacing some existing benefits
  4. Direct Payments
  5. Changes to Council Tax Benefits