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Universal Credit

House of Lords written question – answered on 10th July 2013.

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Photo of Lord German Lord German Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the recent announcement on the Spending Round 2013, whether the seven-day wait for benefit entitlement will be included in, or additional to, the one-month wait for Universal Credit claimants between making a claim and receiving their first payment.

Photo of Lord Freud Lord Freud The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The details of how the waiting period will interact with a claimant’s date of claim and assessment periods will be announced in due course.

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