Under certain circumstances, claimants may find themselves being paid twice in one month from an employer.
This, under current rules, could be flagged as “over-earning” on the DWPs systems.
As a result of this flagging, the following Universal Credit payment could be reduced.
The instances where this may occur could include where an employer pays their staff on the first or last working day of the month, or because an early payment has come through due to a bank holiday.
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