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.