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star this property date less than 2015-07-09more like thismore than 2015-07-09
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2015 to Question 5753, how many applications for Short Term Benefit Advance in 2014 were rejected; and for what reasons such applications were rejected. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 6454 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The vast majority of refusals are either because (i) there was a doubt about whether the claimant would be entitled to the benefit being claimed and, therefore, we could not be sure that there was any benefit to advance or (ii) actual benefit was paid instead, which is a better outcome for the claimant.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-07-16T11:05:46.69Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-16T11:05:46.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-13more like thismore than 2016-01-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his policy is on the continuation of payments for legacy benefits to claimants being transferred to universal credit until a first universal credit payment is received. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 22230 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-19more like thismore than 2016-01-19
unstar this property answer text <p>Legacy benefit entitlement will cease when a claimant starts a claim for Universal Credit. We have put in place specific arrangements which allow a person transferring to Universal Credit to apply for an advance on their first UC payment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2016-01-19T14:51:43.593Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-19T14:51:43.593Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-19more like thismore than 2016-02-19
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of new claims for universal credit were paid within 42 days of a claim being made in the most recent 12 months for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 27489 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-25more like thismore than 2016-02-25
unstar this property answer text <p>The information you have requested is currently not available.</p><p> </p><p>The department does not hold information on time taken to make a payment for jobseeker’s allowance, or employment and support allowance.</p><p>Additional breakdowns will be included in the Universal Credit official statistics as quality assurance of data from the Universal Credit systems progresses during 2016.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 27490 more like this
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less than 2016-02-25T15:23:14.59Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-25T15:23:14.59Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-19more like thismore than 2016-02-19
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of new claims for (a) jobseeker's allowance and (b) employment and support allowance were paid within 10 days of a claim being made in the most recent 12 months for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 27490 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-25more like thismore than 2016-02-25
unstar this property answer text <p>The information you have requested is currently not available.</p><p> </p><p>The department does not hold information on time taken to make a payment for jobseeker’s allowance, or employment and support allowance.</p><p>Additional breakdowns will be included in the Universal Credit official statistics as quality assurance of data from the Universal Credit systems progresses during 2016.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 27489 more like this
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less than 2016-02-25T15:23:14.65Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-25T15:23:14.65Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-14more like thismore than 2016-04-14
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the number of working couples who in 2020-21 will be eligible for universal credit and who will receive more if they are living apart than if they are living together; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 34088 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-20more like thismore than 2016-04-20
unstar this property answer text <p>We do not issue forecasts of these volumes. The number of working couples on Universal Credit and their circumstances will vary according to a number of factors, such as the economic climate. Even if this data were published, such forecasts will change over time.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2016-04-20T16:02:37.677Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-20T16:02:37.677Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-05-18more like thismore than 2016-05-18
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Work Capability Assessment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 9 May 2016 to Question 36280, how many people are waiting for a rearranged work capability assessment having had their initial appointment cancelled. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 37213 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-24more like thismore than 2016-05-24
unstar this property answer text <p>On 19 May 2016, there were a total of 28,420 people waiting to attend a rearranged work capability assessment having had their initial appointment cancelled of which 17,019 have a new appointment already allocated.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2016-05-24T13:09:04.667Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-24T13:09:04.667Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-03more like thismore than 2015-02-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Jobseeker's Allowance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time taken to process new claims for jobseeker's allowance was in 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Mr Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 223107 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>There was an increase in the number of Jobseeker’s Allowance claims being cleared within 10 days by 18.9 percentage points, from 71.3 per cent in March 2013 to 90.2 per cent in March 2014.</p><p> </p><p>This is an increase in performance by 22.6 percentage points when compared with year ending April 2009 – March 2010 when it was 67.6%</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2015-02-10T16:59:26.903Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-10T16:59:26.903Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of single people who will be claiming universal credit in the first year of the roll-out of universal credit in the six boroughs of the Merseyside Jobcentre Plus district. more like this
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Mr Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 196916 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
unstar this property answer text <p>[Holding answer 1 May 2014]</p><p> </p><p>The Department announced on 5th December 2013 that Universal Credit would roll out in the North West in Summer 2014. The Department confirmed on 30 April that it is now in discussion with relevant Local Authorities in the North West on the detailed planning to make that happen.</p><p> </p><p>As with Jobseeker's Allowance, the Department does not hold forecasts of UC claimant numbers split by both borough, and then by marital status within that borough. Claimant numbers at this degree of detail will be influenced by a range of factors; these include likely local demographics and likely economic conditions within each borough. It is not possible to combine these in any meaningful way, and any such estimates might prove to be unreliable.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-09more like thismore than 2014-06-09
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Jobcentres: ICT more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) computers, (b) job-search stations and (c) telephones were available for jobseekers to use in Jobcentre Plus offices in the United Kingdom in each financial year since 2008-09; and whether these will be available in every Jobcentre Plus in 2015-16. more like this
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Mr Frank Field more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>We are changing the way we provide our service, moving from a telephone and Jobpoint based service to one which is making use of the latest technologies.From now until the end of October, we will be installing WIFI and new Web Access Devices across the Jobcentre network. This will enable claimants to access Universal Jobmatch and other job sites, as well as allowing them to apply directly for vacancies that they find.<br></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Equipment Available for Jobseekers to use in Jobcentres in </strong><strong>Great Britain</strong><strong>* from 2008 to 2016</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>a) Computers</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>b) Jobsearch stations</strong> (Jobpoints)</p></td><td><p><strong>c) telephones</strong> (Customer Access Phones)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2008-09</strong></p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>6860</p></td><td><p>3790</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2009-10</strong></p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>6967</p></td><td><p>3790</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2010-11</strong></p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>6933</p></td><td><p>3790</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011-12</strong></p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>6647</p></td><td><p>3790</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012-13</strong></p></td><td><p>2176</p></td><td><p>6079</p></td><td><p>3730</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013-14</strong></p></td><td><p>2411</p></td><td><p>6079</p></td><td><p>2384</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014-15</strong></p></td><td><p>8307</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0**</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015-16***</strong></p></td><td><p>8307</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0**</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>All figures are as of financial year end</p><p> </p><p>*Figures for Northern Ireland not available.</p><p>**Assisted service available to vulnerable claimants who are unable to access DWP services without our help. The Assisted Service is face-to-face and includes use of a telephone for claimants who need support to resolve their enquiry. Support is tailored to the individual's needs.</p><p>***Estimated figures</p><p> </p><p>The figures for 2013-14 were provided by Operations to the Digital Jobcentre Project as part of an audit undertaken at the start of the Project and have not been properly checked and verified.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T13:20:07.1194923Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T13:20:07.1194923Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the waiting period will be before an individual qualifies for support through universal credit; and how long he expects it will take to calculate entitlement and process new claims for universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Mr Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 200465 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The Chancellor announced in the 2013 Spending Review that a seven day waiting period is to be introduced into Universal Credit from April 2015.</p><p>Each claim for UC is assigned an assessment period. The payment due date is a fixed day of the month that falls 7 days after the end of the assessment period and on the same day of each subsequent month. Entitlement will be assessed so that payment should arrive in the claimant's bank account on or before the payment due date.<br></p><p>If any claimant is in need of support during this time they are eligible to apply for a UC Advance (New Claim).</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-06-18T16:45:56.5650109Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-18T16:45:56.5650109Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this