EXTRA 2 WEEKS’ MONEY FOR THOSE MOVING TO UNIVERSAL CREDIT

Thousands of benefit claimants moving to Universal Credit are set to receive up to 2 weeks of additional cash to provide them with extra support.

From Wednesday (22nd July), if someone’s existing claim of income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Income Support ends due to them applying for Universal Credit they will receive a payment worth up to 2 weeks of their legacy award.

This one-time payment, known as a run-on, is to help people during their first assessment period, and does not have to be paid back.

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It will be paid automatically to eligible claimants when they claim Universal Credit for the first time, so they don’t have to contact the Department for Work and Pensions to receive it. It will not affect the amount of Universal Credit they receive.

Minister for Welfare Delivery Will Quince said:

“This one-off payment will provide additional support as claimants move from legacy benefits to Universal Credit. It doesn’t have to be paid back and won’t affect their UC award, so is welcome extra cash in pockets.”

Run-on payments will include other premiums that claimants have been receiving prior to moving over to Universal Credit, including Enhanced Disability Premium, carer premium or ESA work-related activity component.

Universal Credit, which is available in every jobcentre across the UK, simplifies the benefit system and replaces six previous legacy benefits with a single monthly payment. With Universal Credit, people are moving into work faster and staying in work for longer than they were on previous benefits.

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As well as financial help, Universal Credit provides claimants with tailored employment support and referrals to specialist support services including those for improving skills and personal budgeting.

For further information on Universal Credit go to www.understandinguniversalcredit.gov.uk.

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2thepoint
2thepoint
1 year ago

Bit more dope and beer for the weekend, or weekday barby party, as ‘having’ to get up for work won’t worry the parasites, so can disrupt the neighbourhood any day ‘it’ chooses to.
 

Mark Jennings
Mark Jennings
Reply to  2thepoint
1 year ago

Have you considered moving somewhere a bit quieter?
Antarctica perhaps?

2thepoint
2thepoint
Reply to  Mark Jennings
1 year ago

Truth is a little hard to take sometimes.

Janesville Read
Janesville Read
Reply to  2thepoint
1 year ago

Not every one is on dope and beer, a lot of us have lost our jobs

2thepoint
2thepoint
Reply to  Janesville Read
1 year ago

Certainly not everyone is on dope. But a hell of a lot of charity kept families are.
 
And sure some have and will lose their jobs, but two weeks extra cash for what?
 
As house and council tax is free, children all given child allowance, just wondered if you have to manage for the other 50 weeks on normal payment, why give two weeks double bubble? Most normal people have spent less because of lock down not more?

Mark Jennings
Mark Jennings
Reply to  2thepoint
1 year ago

Don’t know how poor you are but it sounds like you’re very poor indeed. If you can’t afford to buy luxury items and alcohol every week even under lockdown, maybe you should get a job yourself…
 

Last edited 1 year ago by Mark Jennings
Mark Jennings
Mark Jennings
Reply to  2thepoint
1 year ago

Protip: If you can’t afford to wear full Tommy Hilfiger, RL or Hugo at the very least. YOU. ARE. POOR!

Andy
Andy
Reply to  2thepoint
1 year ago

I hope you never fall on hard times. People have lost their jobs, their income and face eviction. Some are ill and disabled. Some are victims of domestic violence. Living on benefits isn’t a life choice for the 99%. Housing isn’t free by the way and neither is council tax. Poverty is at an all time high with many reliant on foodbanks. These are also people who are in work but cannot afford to buy food on top of forking out for other things like mortgage repayments or rent. People are literally being starved to death by this cruel welfare system. GP’s are seeing Rickets in children, not seen since Victorian times. So before you condemn everyone as a freeloader or the majority are on dope and beer, perhaps do some self-reflection because you’re not a person who has empathy or compassion. Also research the facts – otherwise you’re just… Read more »

Stephen
Stephen
1 year ago

So the gov give the big firms £1000s to keep the work force then they get layed off and the gov give the layed off a few quid. What a insult

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