DWP prepares to rollout new payment system
The DWP is preparing to roll out to social landlords a new direct payment system, to replace the four weekly third party creditor schedule for Managed Payments to Landlords and UC Scottish Choices Direct Payments. The four weekly payment schedule will still be used, however, for third party deductions against arrears of rent.
Feedback from the social landlords who were chosen to test the system are very positive. The alignment of payments to landlords with the claimants own individual Universal Credit payment has the potential to be a game changer in arrears management, and may make UC Scottish Choices direct payments a far more attractive option for tenant and landlord alike.