Universal Credit changes: New checks in place to combat scams – how could it affect you?


In places where the claimant has been the victim of a scam, and has not benefited from an forward “in any way”, the DWP says they will not be asked to repay it.

Instead, recovery wishes be sought from the perpetrator of that scam.

Universal Credit speed loans may be available to people who need help paying bills or offset other costs while they wait for their first Uncircumscribed Credit payment.

It can take five weeks to get the first payment, with this for the present frame including a one-month assessment period and up to seven days for the payment to be carry out.

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