Consultation outcome

Waiting days for Universal Credit claimants

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

SSAC published its independent report on these regulations, and the government’s response on 11 June 2015 – The Universal Credit (Waiting Days) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I. 2015 No. 1362): SSAC report.

Original consultation


An SSAC consultation on the government’s plans for certain Universal Credit claimants to wait 7 days before they are entitled to benefit.

This consultation ran from

Consultation description

This is a consultation on the government’s proposal that certain Universal Credit claimants must wait 7 days before they are entitled to benefit. The government proposes to introduce these measures from 27 April 2015.

SSAC would like to hear from any organisation or individual who has comments and possible evidence relating to these proposals.

The press release has more information about the consultation.


Letter to SSAC Secretary

Explanatory memorandum

Equality analysis

Published 19 September 2014
Last updated 11 June 2015 + show all updates
  1. Published the consultation outcome report.
  2. First published.