Is your benefit delayed?

If your benefit has been delayed then this page will give you more information on what you can do.

What you can do and further information

There are a number of reasons why your benefit payment may be delayed. Delays are most likely to arise if you are claiming Universal Credit as delays these are built into the system. For more information you should refer to Universal Credit Claims Process, Universal Credit  waiting periods and Housing Costs  under Universal Credit if you live in rented Accommodation. If you are an EU national problems may arise and these are explained in EU Nationals and Genuine Prospect of Work Issues . For more information on what you can do if your benefit is delayed you should refer to What to do if you have no income?   If you need help with any aspect of claims for these benefits see the article Where to get advice.

 

EU Nationals and Genuine Prospect of Work IssuesInformation explaining the way the right to reside test applies to unemployed EU nationalsFind out more...
Housing Costs under Universal Credit if you live in rented AccommodationInformation about how you will get help with your rent when you claim Universal CreditFind out more...
Universal Credit Claims ProcessInformation about how to claim Universal Credit and details of the documents you will needFind out more...
Universal Credit Waiting PeriodsInformation about when you can expect to be paid following your Unviersal Credit claim and what to do if you cannot manage until thenFind out more...
What To Do If You Have No Income?Information about the main reasons you may have no income and suggestions of what you can do depending on your cirucmstancesFind out more...
Where to get adviceInformation about where to get face to face advice on benefits and financial issuesFind out more...