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High Importance - DWP publish latest versions of UC 47 forms (direct payments)

Good Morning DWP yesterday published its latest versions of its UC 47 forms, permitting application for a Managed Payment to Landlord (MPTL) commonly referred to as APAs. You can find the new versions here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-landlord-request-for-a-managed-payment-or-rent-arrears-deduction It’s vitally important you start using the correct version of the forms immediately. Failure to…

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High Importance - New online version of UC47 now available!

Good morning DWP has published the latest version of its application form (UC47) designed to assist landlords secure payment of the housing element, rather than it being paid to their tenant. The updated form can be found by clicking the link and should be used immediately. Failure to use the correct version…

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Universal Credit - How to complain effectively!

Good afternoon, Our 30th July bulletin http://universalcreditadvice.com/housing-associations/2016/07/universal-credit—how-to-pursue-queries-complaints explained how you could raise queries and make complaints to DWP, concerning Universal Credit administration processes, where problems of delays or non-payment of Landlord Managed Payments (LMPs) or Third Party Payments (collectively known as APAs) occur. We continue to press DWP hierarchy to improve the processes…

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Announcement on Supported Accommodation imminent!

Good afternoon Inside Housing reported the other day comments made by Marcus Jones, Minister at DCLG, suggesting we won’t have much longer to wait to discover the Government’s final blue-print in relation to Supported Accommodation funding. Apparently, he was speaking at a debate, focused on the Government’s original proposals to…

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London & Manchester - Emergency Disaster Funds disregarded!

Good morning DWP has just recently circulated Circular HB A8-2017 to all Local authorities administering Housing Benefits. The purpose of the circular is to explain, to all Housing Benefit “Decision Makers”, that any emergency funds, paid to the victims (and dependants) of the recent terrorist attacks in London & Manchester should…

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Universal Credit Full Service expansion goes ahead!

Good morning Neil Couling, Director General, Universal Credit Programme, wrote to Local Authority Chief Executives, last week, to confirm the Universal Credit “Full Service” (UCFS) rollout will expand to 134 Jobcentre areas, between October and December 2017 (Important – read here). This will, in effect; double the areas affected; the…

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Universal Credit - New important guidance issued!

Good morning DWP hierarchy have just issued an updated version of its “Universal Credit – Guidance for Landlords” which you’ll find in the following link http://www.parliament.uk/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/commons/2017-07-10/3962 Much of the information has already been circulated in earlier editions, however, I’ve identified below, some links, with new information, which should be of…

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