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Universal Credit: Cost of Living

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 18929, tabled on 15 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether all Universal Credit claimants will receive the proposed cost of living payments at the same time as everyone else.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

24 June 2022

Due to the volume of people entitled to the payment, it is not possible to issue all of the Cost of Living Support Payments at the same time. Issuing payments will be staggered, but not by benefit type, starting on 14/07/2022.

We currently expect the majority of payments to be made by the end of July, there may be potential delays for a small minority of cases due to their unique characteristics.

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