Universal Credit: Transitional Support

Part of Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons on 27th January 2020.

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Photo of Kevin Hollinrake Kevin Hollinrake Conservative, Thirsk and Malton

If someone is on a four-weekly payment cycle, they will be paid twice in one month every year. That cocks up their universal credit claim as well as their cash flow. Until we fix the system, would a simple solution not be to give an interest-free loan to tide them over that period?