How is Benefit Paid
Council Tax Benefit
This will be paid direct to your Council Tax account reducing
the amount of your Council Tax bill that you have to pay.
Since the introduction of Local Housing Allowance on the 7th
April 2008 housing benefit must be paid direct to the tenant. This
can be in the form of crossed cheque or BACS. If you do not have a
bank account or building society you will need to open one as we
are only able to open your first two Housing Benefit cheques. In
special circumstance you can apply for the Housing Benefit to be
paid to the landlord.
If your claim started before April 2008 then you have the
additional option of Housing Benefit being paid to your
Please see below for details on opening a basic bank
For further information on Local
Housing Allowance please click here