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Universal Credit: the wait for a first payment

Inquiry

This inquiry looked at the five week wait that faces new Universal Credit claimants before receiving their first benefits payment. It examined the options that the Department for Work and Pensions could consider for reducing or ending the wait and explore other possible solutions.

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Reports, special reports and government responses

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Third Report: Universal Credit: the wait for a first payment
Inquiry Universal Credit: the wait for a first payment
Committees Work and Pensions Committee
HC 204
Report
Response to this report
Third Special Report - Universal Credit: the wait for a first payment: Government Response to the Committee’s Third Report
HC 1117
Special Report
Third Special Report - Universal Credit: the wait for a first payment: Government Response to the Committee’s Third Report
Inquiry Universal Credit: the wait for a first payment
Committees Work and Pensions Committee
HC 1117
Special Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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9 March 2021
Inquiries The economics of Universal Credit, and Universal Credit: the wait for a first payment
Witnesses Department for Work & Pensions, and Neil Couling (Senior Responsible Owner for Universal Credit at Department for Work and Pensions)
Committees Economic Affairs Committee, and Work and Pensions Committee
Oral Evidence
2 September 2020
Inquiry Universal Credit: the wait for a first payment
Committees Work and Pensions Committee
Oral Evidence
15 July 2020
Inquiry Universal Credit: the wait for a first payment
Committees Work and Pensions Committee
Oral Evidence
UCW0101 - Universal Credit: the wait for a first payment
Witnesses Financial Conduct Authority
Committees Work and Pensions Committee
Written Evidence
UCW0098 - Universal Credit: the wait for a first payment
Witnesses Coventry Citizens Advice
Committees Work and Pensions Committee
Written Evidence
UCW0099 - Universal Credit: the wait for a first payment
Witnesses London Councils
Committees Work and Pensions Committee
Written Evidence

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  • Email: workpencom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 8976 | Media enquiries to Oliver Florence on 020 7219 1679/florenceo@parliament.uk
  • Address: Work and Pensions Committee | House of Commons | London | SW1A 0AA