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Pay Universal Credit from Day One

Submitted by Lizzy Kelly on Thursday 19th March 2020

Published on Wednesday 8th April 2020

Current status: Closed

Closed: Thursday 8th October 2020

Signatures: 121

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Covid ~ Covid-19 ~ Enable ~ The Government ~ Universal Credit ~ weeks

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Pay Universal Credit from Day One

Petition Details

The Government MUST scrap the 5 week waiting period for Universal Credit to enable people to pay living costs during the coronavirus crisis. People eligible for benefits should be paid from the day they apply.

Additional Information

Many people in insecure, casual work or workers that are self employed will potentially be losing some or all of their income over the coming weeks, meaning they will have to rely on the welfare system as an essential safety net to get them through the more severe phases of the Government's strategy.

Through no fault of their own, workers are being made worse off as a result of this pandemic. The Government must step in and grant Universal Credit from day one.


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