As such, this would mean more people could find their Universal Credit payments cut.
In a letter to Victoria Todd, chairperson of the Social Security Advisory Committee, Neil Couling, the DWP’s director general of Universal Credit, confirmed ministers have subsequently decided to extend the £2,500 threshold until March 2021.
“This has resulted in significantly fewer people being affected by the surplus earnings provisions,” he continued.
Victoria Todd has raised concerns about the impact of the surplus earnings rule on the Government’s new Self-Employment Income Support Grant (SEISS), suggesting it would be likely to cause surplus earnings for many more people.
Ms Todd said: “The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an unprecedented number of claims for UC in a short period of time.
Published at Wed, 03 Jun 2020 08:44:00 +0000