Local Housing Allowance Direct Payment Policy

All applications to be treated as new claims or change of address for benefit received on or after the 7th April 2008 will normally be paid directly to the tenant under the new Local Housing Allowance scheme (LHA). Direct payments will only be made to landlords where it is considered that the tenant is vulnerable. This is a significant change to the previous scheme where a tenant can request that payment is made directly to their landlord.

This policy sets out the guidance that Gedling Borough Council will use to make all the appropriate decisions concerning payments of LHA and Vulnerability.

Local Housing Allowance Direct Payment Policy