People with Support Needs will be able to opt out of Direct Payments under Universal Credit

The DWP has issued guidance confirming that people with support needs will be able to opt out of direct payments or be able to choose a different payment schedule under Universal Credit if they wish.  In some cases, claimants will also be able to opt out of a single household payment.

DWP Guidance on Personal Budgeting Support

Universal Credit Local Support Services Framework


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