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    • Jade19888
    • By Jade19888 17th May 17, 5:35 PM
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    How does Universal Credit work?Will they still pay me? HELP
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    • 17th May 17, 5:35 PM
    How does Universal Credit work?Will they still pay me? HELP 17th May 17 at 5:35 PM
    Hi. I have applied for Universal Credit and been seeing my advisor weekly. I have been informed I will be payed at the start of next month as it takes a while to start the payment. The thing is I have been offered a trial and if I am successful I will start work Monday - which is great. But I am worried as I dont know if Universal credit will pay me up until the first day I get work or completely cancel my payment that is due very soon. If they were to cancel it as I now have work, I dont know how I will survive for another month without payment and would struggle a lot.

    Does Universal Credit pay you if you start work before payment - as in will they pay you the days you have not been in work???????
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    Hi. I have applied for Universal Credit

    Does Universal Credit pay you if you start work before payment - as in will they pay you the days you have not been in work???????
    Originally posted by Jade19888

    Yes, your claim begins on the date you applied for UC online, but the first 7 days are deemed 'waiting days' so do not accrue £, so after 5 weeks you'll receive 4 weeks' worth of UC £.
    Please be polite to OPs and remember this is a site for Claimants and Appellants to seek redress against their bank, ex-boss or retailer. If they wanted morality or the view of the IoD or Bank they'd ask them.
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