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Universal Credit Advance - How do I challenge a Universal Credit Advance decision

You can request an Advance Payment of Universal Credit to help you through the five week wait for your first payment.

How do I challenge a Universal Credit Advance decision

If you are refused a Universal Credit Advance or you disagree with the amount, you can ask the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to reconsider their decision. However, if you are still not happy with their decision after they have reconsidered it, there is no right of appeal against:

  • A refusal to offer a Universal Credit Advance Benefit Advance, or

  • The amount of a Universal Credit Advance

Reviewed: November 2021

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