Universal Credit:Written question - 908886

(Sheffield Central)

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Asked on: 29 January 2019
Universal Credit
What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the effect of the roll-out of universal credit on the personal finances of claimants.
Answered by: Elizabeth Truss
Answered on: 29 January 2019

Universal Credit replaces an outdated system of six different benefits, ensuring it always pays to work. We’ve scrapped the seven waiting days for Universal Credit so that people get their payments faster, and we’ve increased advances so everyone who needs it can get their first month’s pay within five days.

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