If your landlord is a housing association then you will have the choice of having your housing benefit paid to yourself or your landlord. We pay by bank transfer (BACS), so you will need to provide your bank details if you would like us to pay you the housing benefit.
If your landlord is a private landlord, under the local housing allowance scheme we will normally make payment to you by BACS. You will need to provide your bank details so we can pay your benefit directly. If you feel you would not be able to cope with receiving the benefit payments then please read our information on safeguarding.
If payment is made to you, then you will be paid fortnightly in arrears.
If payment is made to your landlord, then they will be paid monthly in arrears.