Detail of outcome
We published the committee’s report on these regulations, and the government’s response, on 26 February 2015 – Universal Credit (Surpluses and Self-employed Losses) (Digital Service) Amendment Regulations 2015 (S.I. 2015 No.345): SSAC report.
The Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) has launched a public consultation on the government’s intention to take account of surplus earnings from the prior 6-month period when a person reclaims Universal Credit.
The proposal means that, in certain circumstances, entitlement could be delayed for up to a maximum of 6 months.
Read more about the consultation in the press release – Universal Credit: government proposal to take account of past earnings in repeat claims