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20% of benefit to be redirected to landlords

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The DWP has announced that Universal Credit claimants who fall behind on rent payments could see up to 20% of their standard monthly benefit payment redirected to landlords to ensure claimants get back on track with their rent payments quicker. 

The minimum amount that will be deducted is 10%.  Should a tenant claimant accrue two months of rent arrears then the DWP will automatically divert the housing element of Universal Credit to the landlord.

 

 

 

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