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Universal Credit: Alternative Payment Arrangements

Guidance to providing Alternative Payment Arrangements for Universal Credit claimants who cannot manage their single monthly payment.

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This guidance sets out the Department for Work and Pension’s (DWP) approach to providing Alternative Payment Arrangements (APA), where appropriate, for Universal Credit claimants who cannot manage their single monthly payment.

Published 30 December 2019
Last updated 13 May 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added a link to the new service ‘Apply for direct payment of rent’ which replace the UC47 form.

  2. Revised section 5 (Annex A), factors to consider for Alternative Payment Arrangements. This includes new information about factors to consider for those in temporary accommodation.

  3. First published.