An Assessment Period is a monthly period that starts on the day you first make your Universal Credit claim. Your claim is calculated and paid around Assessment Periods. You get your payment a week after the end of each Assessment Period.
Sean claims Universal Credit on 21 October.
- His first Assessment Period will run from 21 October to 21 November.
- His second Assessment Period will run from 21 November to 20 December.
- Sean will get his first payment on 27 November.