Universal Credit: Payments

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 17th October 2017.

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Photo of Catherine McKinnell Catherine McKinnell Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne North

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in what circumstances a first full universal credit payment can be paid within two weeks.

Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

A first full Universal Credit payment cannot be paid within two weeks of making a claim, however, a claimant can apply for an advance of up to 50% of their Universal Credit payment during this period. We have recently refreshed our work coach guidance to make sure work coaches discuss advances with claimants who need them.

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