Universal Credit: Repayments

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 12th January 2016.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Labour, East Ham

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2015 to Question 20339, what the repayment requirements are for universal credit advance payments; and whether interest is charged on those payments.

Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)

Universal Credit (UC) Advance Payments of benefit are recovered from the UC award over a period of six months. In exceptional circumstances recovery can be deferred for up to 3 months.

No interest is charged on advance payments of benefit.

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