Consultation outcome

Universal Credit: government proposal to take account of past earnings in repeat claims

This consultation has concluded

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.

Original consultation

Summary

A consultation on the proposal to take account of surplus earnings from the prior 6-month period when a person reclaims Universal Credit.

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Consultation description

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

Documents

The Universal Credit (Surpluses and Self-employed Losses) Regulations 2014

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Explanatory memorandum

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Equality analysis

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Letter to SSAC Secretary

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Published 17 October 2014
Last updated 26 February 2015 + show all updates
  1. Added link to outcome report.
  2. First published.