Department for Work and Pensions

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:49 pm on 26th February 2019.

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Photo of Chris Bryant Chris Bryant Chair, Finance Committee (Commons) 6:49 pm, 26th February 2019

I have constituents who were housed by Rhondda Housing Association. They were on the old benefits, but because they have been moved by the housing association to new properties, still with the same housing association, they have been moved by the DWP on to universal credit and have to start from the very beginning. The bulk payment system and the payment directly to the housing association means that they have lost out on 11 weeks of housing benefit and, consequently, are suddenly in arrears having done nothing wrong. Will the Minister please make sure that this is put right for my constituents?