Payment and waiting times

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Your Universal Credit payment is made up of a standard allowance and any extra amounts that apply to you, for example if you:
 
  • have children
  • have a disability or health condition which prevents you from working
  • need help paying your rent
  • Standard allowance
  • Your circumstances Monthly standard allowance if your assessment period ends before 6 October 2021 Monthly standard allowance if your assessment period ends on or after 6 October 2021
  • Single and under 25 £344 £257.33
  • Single and 25 or over £411.51 £324.84
  • In a couple and you’re both under 25 £490.60 (for you both) £403.93 (for you both)
  • In a couple and either of you are 25 or over £596.58 (for you both) £509.91 (for you both)

Waiting times 

The standard waiting time for UC is five weeks. Standard waiting time for ‘New Style’ ESA is thirteen weeks. You will normally be paid the ‘assessment rate’ for this period. This is a payment of up to £58.90/week for those under 25 and up to £74.35 for those 25 and over.

 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-style-employment-and-support-allowance-detailed-guide

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