Nicholas Brown – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Work and Pensions

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Nicholas Brown on 2014-04-02.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which categories of people defined as vulnerable in relation to facilitating housing benefit payments direct to landlords under universal credit.

Steve Webb

We do not want to label categories of claimants as financially incapable. The guidance for alternative payment arrangements, published last year, lists a number of elements which should be considered. These factors are assessed on a case-by-case basis to inform a decision as to whether an alternative payment arrangement is needed and if so for what period.