Universal Credit

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 20th May 2022.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Future of Work), Shadow Minister (Business and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, by what method are universal credits claimants affected by two wages in one assessment period notified; and whether this notification is given prior to reductions in entitlement being applied.

Photo of David Rutley David Rutley Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The Universal Credit service will identify irregular earnings i.e. two earnings amounts in one assessment period, with corrective action then taken by the Universal Credit Case Manager. The claimant is notified once the action is undertaken and the statement is updated with new information.

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