Make sure that your Universal Credit Payments are not altered.
Getting paid early Christmas – especially if your employer notifies HMRC early, can lead to your UC payments being affected so that you may end up with either no or little UC. The following example gives an illustration of the potential problem.
The Government have now recognised that such anomalies can skew payments, so new Regulations have been made which mean that with effect from 16th November and in relation to calendar month, paid employers who receive more than one more payment in a single assessment period the DWP can, in order to maintain a regular payment pattern, treat one of those payments as employed earnings in a different assessment period.
The DWP will however need to be alerted. So if you think you will be affected by this, it is suggested that you copy and upload the following to your UC journal –
UC may respond asking you to raise a Real Time Information dispute. If they do ask you to do that then please comply.