Many deductions from Universal Credit (UC) for the payment of rent arrears and other debts are being temporarily suspended during the Coronavirus pandemic.
If you are already having money taken from your UC to pay arrears or debts, you should check your online UC journal or leave a message for your work coach to see if these deductions are still being made. (Don’t ring the DWP as they are exceptionally busy at the moment).
If you were having money taken from your UC to repay rent arrears and this has now stopped, you will need to try and find another way to pay off what you owe. If you are unable to do that then you should contact your landlord immediately. You might be in breach of a court order if you don’t pay and you could risk being evicted once the suspension on evictions has ended.