It is estimated that 94,000 people across Greater Manchester have been forced to claim Universal Credit as a result of the COVID19 Pandemic, many for the first time. The initial new claim decisions will start to be made over the coming weeks; starting on Wednesday 22nd April with the first new claims being paid from the following Wednesday 29th April.
GMLC is urging people who had to claim Universal Credit to check their journal regularly in case they overlook, or do not receive the messages instructing them to do something on their account. If people do not respond, claims will be delayed and may close automatically a week before they’re due to be paid. People need to be vigilant if those claims are going to go into payment.
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