Universal Credit UK: Alternative payment arrangement eligibility explained – DWP rules | Personal Finance | Finance
Of the top priority is paying Universal Credit housing costs to the landlord to safeguard the claimant’s home – ensuring they keep a roof over their head.
Next, Universal Credit staff will consider if a person needs a more frequent payment than a monthly award to help them manage their finances.
Thirdly, there may be instances where a split payment of an award between a person and their partner is the most appropriate course of action.
This could be the case in instances where financial abuse is present, or domestic violence has been identified.