Regulation 96 (Discretionary) Request for Direct HB Payment


England and Wales



Product Code: F086

When a tenant is receiving Housing Benefit and in arrears with their rent, it’s possible to request direct payment even before they are 8 weeks or more in arrears. Such payment is discretionary only and not guaranteed but there’s no harm in asking!

When a tenant is the equivalent to eight weeks or more in arrears you need to use form F037 to seek direct payment under regulation 95 and NOT this one.

This notice is in PDF format and can be fully completed on-screen before sending. The notice makes the local authority aware of the various “grounds” which are available for discretionary direct payment under regulation 96 Housing Benefit Regulations 2006.

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