Posted by: westlancashirerecord | January 7, 2019

Important Reminder For Claimants Of Universal Credit Who Work

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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