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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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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 more like this
star 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 assessment his Department has made of the effect on claimants of the (a) seven waiting days at the beginning of a universal credit claim and (b) six week period a claimant must wait before receiving their initial payment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Banff and Buchan more like this
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Dr Eilidh Whiteford more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Many claimants come to Universal Credit with final earnings to support them until their first payment, and they often find work quickly.</p><p>The Universal Credit assessment period and payment structure is a fundamental part of the design; it mirrors the world of work, where 75% of people are paid monthly.</p><p>As with other working age benefits, Universal Credit is not designed to provide cover for brief spells of unemployment or sickness, and seven waiting days are served in Universal Credit as they are in Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance.</p><p>We have a number of safeguards in place to help claimants' transition to Universal Credit, including Advances and Budgeting Support.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T11:59:25.86Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T11:59:25.86Z
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star this property label Biography information for Damian Hinds more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Eilidh Whiteford remove filter