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If you tenant is in rent arrears landlords can apply for third party deduction, the maximum that DWP can recover per month is up to 20 per cent of off the claimants personal allowance.
DWP are now changing the way Universal Credit Full Service pays rent arrears, if you are currently in receipt of Third Party Deductions your payment date may change meaning that you will receive TPD every 28 days to fall in line with the 28 day assessment period.
This change is happening because DWP are automating all third-party deduction payments.
This change in payment only affects third party deductions and does not affect any direct payment of rent that you may also receive.
More detail on how this works and the payment cycle can be found in the Third Party Payments Handbook on GOV.UK
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