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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to change the calculation of universal credit payments to take account of when earnings are scheduled to be paid to claimants rather than when they are received by claimants. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Jarvis remove filter
uin 6389 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-31more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>Employers should already record on HMRC’s Real Time Information (RTI) system the date a salary is scheduled to be paid, rather than the date it is paid, where it is earlier due to a weekend, bank holiday or at Christmas.</p><p> </p><p>Universal Credit takes earnings into account in a way that is fair and transparent. The amount of Universal Credit paid reflects, as closely as possible, the actual circumstances of a household during each monthly assessment period, including any earnings reported by the employer during the assessment period, regardless of when they were paid, or which month they relate to.</p><p> </p><p>Assessment periods allow for Universal Credit awards to be adjusted on a monthly basis, ensuring that if claimants’ incomes fall, they do not have to wait several months for a rise in their Universal Credit award.</p><p> </p><p>Claimants can discuss queries about how fluctuating income effects Universal Credit with their case managers and work coaches, who can also signpost to services appropriate to individual circumstances.</p>
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-31T17:40:46.243Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-31T17:40:46.243Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
4243
label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
1166759
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to change universal credit assessment periods. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Jarvis remove filter
uin 6390 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-01more like thismore than 2019-11-01
answer text <p>There are no plans to change Universal Credit assessment periods.</p><p> </p><p>Monthly assessment periods align payments with the way in which a majority of employees are paid, and how utility companies and service providers usually collect payments. They ensure that the amount of Universal Credit paid to claimants reflects the actual circumstances of a household as closely as possible.</p><p> </p><p>Assessing income monthly ensures that if a claimant’s earnings decrease, their Universal Credit award increases to reflect their change in income. This prevents claimants having to wait months for the corresponding change in their award.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-01T10:46:51.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-01T10:46:51.373Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
4243
label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this