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House of Commons Briefing Paper - Universal Credit

This paper explains the key differences between assistance with housing costs under the Housing Benefit regime and under Universal Credit (UC). The paper also considers evidence of the impact of claiming housing costs under UC to date and the Government’s response….

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DWP - Overpayment & Recovery Guidance from April 2018

DWP has produced a chapter in its Advice to Decision Makers Guidance which relates to the question of UC Overpayments & Recoverability. You can find the guidance here. It is designed to provide an overview to staff, regarding overpayment & recovery policy. Its contents is also intended for external advisors,…

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Mandatory Reconsideration - How to challenge a DWP decision

Hi If you disagree with a decision made by the Department for Work and Pensions, you can either ask for more information, a revision or Mandatory Reconsideration (MR). DWP has produced a standard application form, which you can find here The advice that accompanies the form suggests: “You can ask for…

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Universal Credit - DWP Advice to Decision Makers Guide

Hi DWP provides advice to its decision makers in the following guide https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/advice-for-decision-making-staff-guide The guide is similar in content to its predessessors, like Housing Benefit GM, although it’s still very much a work-in-progress. If you examine Chapters AI to A6 you’ll get a basis understanding of how the system is expected to…

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Preparing for UC payments

DWP has produced this diagram to help tenants prepare for receiving UC payments….

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How to manage your Universal Credit payments

DWP has produced this guide explaining how to manage UC payments…

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How UC makes work pay!

DWP has produced this document to provide a brief explanation of how UC is designed to make work pay….

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