Now I don’t know if this would apply to anyone on here, or even if it’s true, but it may interest some of your families and friends.
Allegedly you can apply , as long as you -
Are paid early for Christmas, meaning you have at least one full calendar month where a wage doesn't hit your account. If you have a partner then they must have the same
Don’thave over £16k in savings
Are not getting tax credits, housing benefit, or any of the other four benefits universal credit replaces.
If you meet all of these you simply make a claim online on a date that ensures a month you are wage free.
For example, you usually get paid on the 28th but in December you get it on the 22nd. If you claim on the 24th your fixed period runs from the 24th December to the 23rd jan during which you have no wage.
The reason this works is universal credit operates on a fixed month basis calculated on when you receive the money rather than the fact you were working.
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