You are now leaving the Turn2us site. Turn2us is not responsible for content on third party sites.

Hardship Payments - How much can I get from a Universal Credit hardship payment?

Hardship payments are reduced-rate payments of Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Universal Credit (UC) that are made in limited circumstances, including if you have been sanctioned.

How much can I get from a Universal Credit hardship payment?

The DWP works out a daily rate for the amount of your hardship payment. This is roughly 60 per cent of the amount of the sanction. The amount of your hardship payment you get is the daily rate multiplied by the number of days the sanction lasts.

A hardship payment is only paid for a limited number of days. If you need another hardship payment after this, you’ll have to reapply.

Anything wrong with this page?

Tell us the problem

Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Please enter what you were doing
Please enter what you'd like to report
Please enter the security code shown

Thank you

If you would like to tell us more please visit our contact page

European Union (EU) Settled Status Form

Apply for European Union (EU) Settled Status Now

Deadline is 30th June 2021 for most people.

Find out about European Union (EU) Settled Status

Check benefit entitlement

Find out what means-tested benefits you might be entitled to, including tax credits.

Use the Benefits Calculator

Grants Search

Search our database of grant-giving organisations

Search for grants

Find a Local Adviser

Search for your nearest sources of information and advice.

Find local advice