Payment to Landlord even if not 8 weeks arrears
The Department of Work and Pensions guidance to local authorities states that a local authority should "consider" direct payment, even if the tenant is not in eight weeks' arrears
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Housing Benefit, Local Housing Allowance and Universal Credit
Persons with low or no income who have a liability to pay rent may be entitled to housing benefit, which is currently being replaced in phases by Universal Credit.