Reply To: Direct payments


Only guidence of course, but the DWP view is shown below.

Regulation 95 and 96 set down the circumstances in which payment must or may be made to a landlord. This means that the LA must decline to use its discretion under Regulation 94 to pay the landlord where the claimant has appointed their landlord as their agent, on the basis that this regulation is subject to Regulation 93 and 94. Any decision whether or not to make direct payments to landlords must therefore be under the provisions in Regulations 95 and 96. This decision can be appealed to the appeal tribunal.