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    Hi all,

    I’m confused by UC payments…

    I recently applied for universal credit and didn’t get any payment this month because I have received two wages within the same assessment period (30 July and 29Aug).

    I called the helpline and I’ve been told I will receive a double payment if I get paid after the 30th in sept, which I won’t (pay day will be the 27th).

    Does it mean I am going to lose a payment? how can I prevent this to happen again? I guess this must happen to a lot of people…it doesn’t really make any sense to me…

    Thank you in advance for your help




    #29938 Report


    Hi Valina,

    Firstly give the gingerbread team a ring on their helpline as they will have the most up to date information.

    It’s worth noting that the High Court has ruled against the DWP for the situation that you’re now in. If you Google R(on the application of Johnson and others) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions(2019) EWHC 23(Admin)(11 January 2019) it should bring up the details.


    #29969 Report


    Hi Mark,


    yes. Spot on.


    I have requested a mandatory reconsideration and used that case to support my request.

    Thank you very much



    #32033 Report


    Did you manage to get a decent outcome from the mandatory reconsideration?

    I was expecting to be in the same situation in dec/jan due to work paying early for xmas but it looks like work have paid me early for some reason this month too! so will be in the same situation by 2nd Nov!

    #32035 Report


    Hi Bloo90.

    There is another thread that another poster has given a lot more information which is definitely worth looking up. If you can’t find it let me know and I will find it for you(I’m away at the moment on holiday)


    #32329 Report


    Hi there

    did you get anywhere with this as the same has just happened to me on my first payment for universal credit. So I’ve ended up with £24 to live on for the next month.

    If so how did you get it rectified please?

    Thanks so much

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