hardship payment if your Universal Credit has been stopped or reduced

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hardship payment if your Universal Credit has been stopped or reduced

Post by Admin on Sat May 06, 2017 3:15 pm

Unless I am mistaken, people can still claim Hardship as a fundamental right if their Universal Credit stops completely:

Hardship payments
You may be able to get a hardship payment if your Universal Credit has been stopped or reduced. You’ll repay it through your Universal Credit payments - they’ll be lower until you pay it back.

A hardship payment is a reduced amount of your Universal Credit.

Eligibility

You can get a hardship payment if you can’t pay for rent, heating, food or hygiene needs for you or your household.

You must be 18 or over.

Every case is assessed individually. You’ll have to show that you’ve tried to:

find the money from somewhere else
only spend money on essentials
How to claim

Call the Universal Credit helpline.

Universal Credit helpline
Telephone: 0345 600 0723
Textphone: 0345 600 0743
Welsh language: 0345 600 3018
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
Find out about call charges

https://www.gov.uk/universal-credit/if-your-payment-is-stopped-or-reduced

Article 34
Social security and social assistance
1. The Union recognises and respects the entitlement to social security benefits and social services
providing protection in cases such as maternity, illness, industrial accidents, dependency or old age, and
in the case of loss of employment, in accordance with the rules laid down by Community law and
national laws and practices.
2. Everyone residing and moving legally within the European Union is entitled to social security
benefits and social advantages in accordance with Community law and national laws and practices.
3. In order to combat social exclusion and poverty, the Union recognises and respects the right to
social and housing assistance so as to ensure a decent existence for all those who lack sufficient
resources, in accordance with the rules laid down by Community law and national laws and practices


http://www.europarl.europa.eu/charter/pdf/text_en.pdf
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