When is benefit paid
Benefit payments are made four weekly in arrears by a cheque crossed "account payee". or by BACS. If you rent from a Housing Association we can pay your landlord directly (four weeks in arrears), however we need confirmation from you and your landlord that you agree to this. Alternatively, if you rent privately and are subject to Local housing allowance, we are obliged to send the payments directly to you.
Council tax support is paid directly to your council tax account.