What benefits can be paid early?

Created by Pockit Help, Modified on Tue, 18 Oct 2022 at 10:43 AM by Pockit Help

Most benefits are usually paid by direct credit transfer straight into an account. This includes:



  1. benefits from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) including Universal Credit

  2. housing benefits

  3. tax credits

  4. child Benefit

  5. guardian’s Allowance


Please note that a Council Tax Reduction is usually paid by a reduction in your Council Tax bill. Housing Benefit may be paid by a reduction in your rent if you are a local authority tenant, and it is sometimes paid direct to your landlord in other circumstances. Otherwise your local council will usually pay your Housing Benefit by cheque or into an account. If you ask them, some councils will agree to pay you by cheque instead.