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 Department for Work and Pensions (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 the 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.
You will also need to reapply for each assessment period in which you are affected by a sanction.