Rent in advance and DWP first payment – overlap!Make Text Bigger
The Local Council agreed to pay an incoming tenant Rent in Advance (RIA) to get her into the property asap. The DWP direct rent payments have now been established, but there is an overlap.
The Council paid rent 21 Aug – 20 Sept. Having spoken to the DWP today (as never receive any notification as to what a payment is for), they have confirmed their first payment was for the period 30 Aug – 29 Sept. The payment today is for 30 Sept – 29 Oct.
‘Off the record’ I have had it said to me that the Councils just regard the RIA as essentially written off once paid as they just want the tenant off the expensive emergency accommodation books and into a private TA as fast as possible.
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