If you rent from the council any entitlement to Housing Benefit will be paid to your Rent Account every week, reducing how much you need to pay each week.
If you rent from a private landlord or Housing Association we will send you a cheque or a credit direct into your bank account every four weeks. In some circumstances you could have it sent directly to your landlord; please contact us for further information. Both you and your landlord need to agree to the payment in this way and sign a Direct Payment to Landlord form. These are available from the Benefits Section.
Any entitlement to Council Tax support is paid directly to your Council Tax account. If there is anything left to pay you will be billed for this amount in instalments.