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‘Welcome delay’ for universal credit rollout in West Sussex – Spirit FM

Carol Groves from Chichester and Arun Citizens Advice said: #8220;We are pleased the Government is now listening removing the 7 waiting days before a claim can be started, implementing a free helpline which had previously cost up to 55p/minute for the most vulnerable in society along with a number of other measures

I’m pleased to say that our evidence-based campaign made an impact. Universal Credit shot up the government’s agenda, culminating in a £1.5 billion package to improve the benefit.

The decision means it won#8217;t be implemented for people living in the Chichester and Arun district until July 2018 #8211; a three month delay.

The government will make it easier for people to access Advance Payments, and double the amount they receive and the time they have to repay.

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