11 February 2019
Andrew Bridgen calls on Government to ensure universal credit can cope with those who are paid four-weekly, rather than monthly

Andrew Bridgen calls on the Government to ensure that the universal credit system can adequately cope with the situation where some people are paid four-weekly, not monthly, so will receive two payments in one assessment period.

Andrew Bridgen (North West Leicestershire) (Con)

Some people are paid four weekly, not monthly, so one month of the year, they will get two payments. Will the Minister ensure that universal credit can cope adequately with this situation?

Alok Sharma

As my hon. Friend knows, we discussed this in an earlier question. Of course, the key thing is to get support to people, and where they have two payments in one assessment period and none in the following period, they should expect to receive their full universal credit payment.