I wrote to the husing benefit department asking for them to pay me direct as tenant failed to pass onto me for several months. The housing benefit have transfered over to me last month and recieved 1 payment. last week i started court proceedings and this week another paymnet was due from the council but they havent paid me. I asked the tenant and they advised that they called housing benefit to transfer back to them and they have. Are they allowed to do this if the tenant is still over 8 weeks in arrears?