Universal Credit Sanctions - Can I get any help during the sanction?
Read our guide to Universal Credit Sanctions
Can I get any help during the sanction?
If you have been sanctioned and are struggling to manage without your full Universal Credit payments, you can apply for a hardship payment.
A hardship payment is a loan from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), which you will have to pay back through deductions from your benefits once your sanction ends.