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50% of Universal Credit claimants now in arrears

19 July, 20162 Comments
As the number of Universal Credit claimants in debt is much higher than expected, Lord Freud has commissioned an “urgent” review to directly address the issue. Describing the proportion of claimants already in arrears before they switched over to direct payment of benefit for housing costs under UC as “frightening”, speaking in the House of
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DWP will rule on Universal Credit direct payment exceptions

12 February, 20130 Comments
The Local support services framework for the upcoming welfare reform states that it will be up to the Department for Work and Pensions to make exceptions to normal payment rules; e.g. paying the housing element of Universal Credit of landlords. In most cases Universal Credit will be paid to the claimant, on a monthly basis.
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