Universal Credit pays an income which is dependent on the household’s circumstances. While the amounts paid will vary, claimants will get certain allowances as a minimum.
Worried claimants will likely be reassured very quickly as the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will usually confirm if the person will get an advance on the day they apply.
If the advance is awarded, the money will come through within three working days.
If the claimant needs the money sooner than this, they can ask the DWP to pay it on the same day if they have no other money to live on.
It should be noted that the advance will need to be paid back, lowering future payments in the process.
Published at Fri, 29 May 2020 19:29:00 +0000