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In most cases housing benefit/universal credit is paid direct to the claimant and in those cases recovery can only be made from the claimant. In some cases however the benefit is paid direct to the claimant and in those cases where there is an overpayment it may be appropriate to recover the overpayment from the landlord but only where the landlord is the one who made a misrepresentation or failed to disclose information for example if the rent was £700 a month but you were getting £800 a month and failed to disclose this the overpayment could be recovered from you. In relation to students there is no such risk. I trust this assists
Student loans and grants are fine. It would only be as I say if you were being paid universal credit directly that this is an issue for you. I trust this assists