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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Update for claimants of Universal Credit

From January 16 2019 any person in receipt of the Severe Disability Premium will not be able to claim Universal Credit. If you are unsure if this will apply to you or if you have any queries you can contact the DWP specialist referral team on: 0800 181 4049

The Council is reminding claimants of Universal Credit who work and who were paid early prior to Christmas of important information affecting their benefits.

Some companies bring their December payday forward so that their employees are paid in advance of Christmas.

For some, this can result in two pay cheques being received in the same Monthly Assessment Period, and this could reduce – or even completely cancel - your entitlement to Universal Credit.

If this happens to you, you must make a rapid reclaim straight away or risk having to apply for Universal Credit all over again. To make a rapid reclaim log on to your Universal Credit claim and follow the instructions from there.

If you need any more information please contact the Council's money advice team either by calling 01695 712557 or email moneyadvice@westlancs.gov.uk

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