Universal Credit: Advisory Services

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 21st January 2016.

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Photo of Julie Cooper Julie Cooper Labour, Burnley

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what personal budgeting advice, and in what format, is provided to recipients of universal credit.

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

As part of the assistance being provided under Universal Support, Universal Credit gives budgeting support to help claimants manage their money on a monthly basis and pay bills on time.

As well as support offered by work coaches, claimants are offered advice by external organisations with the relevant expertise. This advice is available online, by phone or face-to-face.

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