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star this property date less than 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her policy to collect data on the number of home visits being proactively offered to claimants of universal credit that have (a) a cancer diagnosis and (b) other health needs that would require a home visit; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas remove filter
star this property uin 8227 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The Department are continuously reviewing and improving the service for vulnerable people, including those with a cancer diagnosis, who need to claim Universal Credit to ensure that it is supportive and responsive to their needs.</p><p> </p><p>Where claimants are unable to make or manage their Universal Credit claim online, telephone and face to face support in Jobcentres is available. Our staff already have the flexibility to respond to, or proactively suggest, that a home visit may be the best method of providing relevant support. The Department is committed to delivering what is right for a person’s circumstances and will conduct home visits when they are appropriate, recognising they are an important tool for those people with complex needs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T16:27:17.187Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T16:27:17.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
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, what estimate he has made of the proportion of universal credit claimants that have had a deduction as a result of arrears to their (a) first, (b) second, (c) third, (d) fourth, (e) fifth and (f) sixth universal credit payment in the most recent period for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas remove filter
star this property uin 280971 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>The maximum rate of deductions cannot normally exceed 40 per cent of the Universal Credit standard allowance and does not reduce other components of an award, such as money paid for children, housing or when someone is caring for a severely disabled person. From October 2019 this will be reduced to 30 per cent and from October 2021 we are increasing the maximum recovery period for advances from 12 to 16 months.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Government recognises the importance of safeguarding the welfare of claimants who have incurred debt, so last resort deductions can be applied to protect vulnerable claimants from eviction and/or having their fuel supply (gas/electricity) cut off, by providing a last resort repayment method for arrears of these essential services. In these cases, when it is considered to be in the best interests of the claimant and their family, deductions may be taken above the 40 per cent limit.</p><p> </p><p>If a claimant is in financial difficulty as a result of the level of deductions being made they can contact the Department to request that a reduction in deductions be considered</p><p> </p><p>The table below gives the proportion of claims in the first to sixth assessment periods, for which a deduction was taken relating to arrears in February 2019, the latest month which data is available for.  <strong>  </strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Assessment Period</p></td><td><p>% with arrears deductions</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1.7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>3.1%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>4.3%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>5.1%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>6.1%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>6.7%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Notes</strong></p><p>1. Figures relate to Universal Credit full service.</p><p>2. Figures are rounded to the nearest per cent.</p><p>3. Figures included arrears for gas, electric, water, rent and service charges</p><p>4. We would expect to see overall amount increasing as the caseload and number of claims with deductions increase, but the average over that time also decreases.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T15:52:39.273Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T15:52:39.273Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
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, if she will publish the (a) forecast number of new claims for universal credit between April 2018 and March 2019, (b) date on which that forecast was made and (c) actual number of new claims made during that period. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas remove filter
star this property uin 273365 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not available as the Department does not forecast new claims to Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>The actual number of claims made between April 2018 and March 2019 can be found under the ‘Claims to Universal Credit’ dataset available at: <a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a></p><p>Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at: <a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-07-12T14:01:25.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-12T14:01:25.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
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, how many and what proportion of universal credit payments were subject to a deduction, excluding sanctions, in the latest month for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas remove filter
star this property uin 272806 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
star this property answer text <p>Of all eligible claims to Universal Credit Full Service due a payment in Feb 2019, 57 per cent (840,000 claims) had a deduction.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Notes</strong></p><p>Deductions include advance repayments and all other deductions, but exclude sanctions and fraud penalties which are reductions of benefit rather than deductions.</p><p>Claim numbers may not match official statistics caseloads due to small methodological differences.</p><p>Claim numbers are rounded to the nearest 1,000.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-07-12T13:39:38.1Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-12T13:39:38.1Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1136531
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
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, what estimate she has made of the proportion of universal credit claimants who have a deduction for any arrears in the first month of their claim for the last month for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas remove filter
star this property uin 272807 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
star this property answer text <p>In February 2019, 2 per cent of claims which were due their first payment had a deduction for arrears.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Notes</strong></p><p>Figure relates to Universal Credit full service.</p><p>Figures are rounded to the nearest per cent.</p><p>Figures included arrears for gas, electric, water, rent and service charges.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-07-12T13:29:50.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-12T13:29:50.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-05more like thismore than 2018-01-05
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit 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, with reference to the letter from the Minister for Employment to the hon. Member for Brighton Pavilion of 15 November 2017 on universal credit, what the evidential basis is for the Minister’s statement that those on universal credit are moving into work significantly faster and working longer than under the previous benefits system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas remove filter
star this property uin 121303 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-15more like thismore than 2018-01-15
star this property answer text <p>Three separate studies have provided evidence that people on Universal Credit move into work faster: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-estimating-the-early-labour-market-impacts-updated-analysis" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-estimating-the-early-labour-market-impacts-updated-analysis</a>.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, latest analysis of the short term impacts of Universal Credit on labour market outcomes can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-employment-impact-analysis-update" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-employment-impact-analysis-update</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-01-15T14:43:17.793Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-15T14:43:17.793Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-05more like thismore than 2018-01-05
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit 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, pursuant to the Answer of 13 December 2017 to Question 117664, whether data on households in receipt of universal credit in which a child is or is about to be two years’ old is currently included in the information on qualifying households provided by his Department to the Department for Education. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas remove filter
star this property uin 121377 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-15more like thismore than 2018-01-15
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions provides the Department for Education with lists of households who may potentially be eligible for its free early years education entitlement for disadvantaged 2-year-olds.</p><p> </p><p>Households on Universal Credit Live Service and legacy benefits are currently included on these lists. Households on Universal Credit Full Service will be included on these lists from March 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-01-15T16:20:47.647Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-15T16:20:47.647Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
801105
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star this property date less than 2017-12-05more like thismore than 2017-12-05
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to ensure that local authorities are regularly informed by his Department of households in their area in receipt of universal credit in which a child is or is about to be two years’ old to ensure that local authorities can promote free early years education entitlement for two-year-olds to qualifying households; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas remove filter
star this property uin 117664 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-13more like thismore than 2017-12-13
star this property answer text <p>Early Years Education for Disadvantaged 2 Year Olds is a policy of the Department for Education which aims to ensure that less advantaged children can benefit from high quality early education by providing 15 hours of free early years education and childcare.</p><p> </p><p>Entitlement to early education is based on criteria set by the Department for Education.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Work and Pensions has a system in place to provide Department for Education with information of eligible households, including qualifying households who are in receipt of Universal Credit and other legacy benefits.</p><p> </p><p>We are working closely with the Department for Education to improve our data-sharing process and ensure the accuracy of information that is provided.</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 2017-12-13T11:28:35.637Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-13T11:28:35.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-23more like thismore than 2017-11-23
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to suspend the full-rollout of universal credit planned for 29 November 2017 in (a) Brighton and Hove, (b) other areas where the six week wait falls over the Christmas period and (c) other areas where roll-out is planned prior to implementation of the changes recently announced in the House; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas remove filter
star this property uin 115434 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-01more like thismore than 2017-12-01
star this property answer text <p>As announced in the Secretary of State’s oral Statement, we have carefully revised the rollout plan for Universal Credit, to ensure we continue safely and gradually to rollout this important welfare reform.</p><p> </p><p>It is important to remember, that new claimants in December can already receive an advance of up to 50% of their overall entitlement, and may receive a second advance to take it up to 100% in the New Year. After Christmas, the period over which an advance is recovered will increase from six to 12 months, making it easier for claimants to manage their finances. This will apply regardless of the level of advance claimed.</p><p> </p><p>Measures are in place to safeguard payments where people would be impacted by bank holidays to ensure that they have money over the festive period; This includes the careful assessment of technical systems and banking systems availability, to ensure successful payments can be made. This year we have enhanced the functionality and added a faster payment contingency function for Universal Credit.</p><p>UC payments due to be received on 23, 24, 25 &amp; 26 December will be paid no later than 22 December.</p><p>UC payments due to be received on 30, 31 December &amp; 1 January will receive payment no later than 29 December.</p><p><em></em></p>
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 2017-12-01T14:32:18.277Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-01T14:32:18.277Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-18more like thismore than 2017-10-18
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit 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, pursuant to his Answer of 17 October 2017 to Question 106977, on universal credit, what support his Department will provide over the Christmas period to claimants of universal credit in areas where full roll-out will start on 29 November 2017 and who are ineligible for an advance payment; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas remove filter
star this property uin 108486 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-26more like thismore than 2017-10-26
star this property answer text <p>The assessment period and payment structure of Universal Credit creates a fixed period between date of entitlement and the first payment. The policy intent is that claimants receive the first payment 5 to 6 weeks after they make their claim.</p><p> </p><p>To ensure people have money over the festive period the Department will conduct a careful assessment of technical system and banking system availability to ensure successful payments can be made ahead of Bank Holidays. This year we have enhanced the functionality and added a faster payment function.</p><p> </p><p>The faster payment function in Universal Credit ensures that where there are insufficient banking days between the issuance of a UC payment via BACS and the date it is due, the service instead issues the payment using faster payment functionality automatically. This ensures that the UC award is paid to the claimant on time. This function additionally supports claimants receiving an advance payment and therefore no additional support will be required for new claimants over the festive period in respect of new claim advances.</p><p> </p><p>Our current and strengthened approach to UC advance payments ensures that awareness is heightened with our claimants, and staff are ensuring that these are offered to claimants in need. It would be highly unlikely for a Universal Credit Full Service new claimant to find themselves ineligible for an advance once they have verified their identity.</p>
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 2017-10-26T16:30:19.993Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-26T16:30:19.993Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this