If you qualify, you’ll be offered these choices through your online Universal Credit account.
You don’t have to make any changes. If you don’t make any changes, your payments will continue to be made monthly. The housing costs element will be paid into your bank account as part of your single monthly payment.
When the offer is made on your online account, you will have 60 days to decide what you want to do.
But you can still ask to make changes to the way your Universal Credit is paid at any time. To do this, you can use your online journal.
And you can change your mind at any time. For example, you can ask to go back to single monthly payments with your housing costs element paid directly to you.
In some cases, the Department for Work and Pensions might continue to pay you differently.
This only applies if your Universal Credit is being paid using an Alternative Payment Arrangement. You can ask your work coach if this applies to you.