Housing Systems: Combating poverty and sustaining tenancies.
Claims: Waiting Days

What are they?

What are the Universal Credit 'waiting days'.

Who is affected?

Which Universal Credit claimants should and which should not be affected by them.

Minimising Impact

How to minimise the impact of the Waiting Days.


To work out whether a claimant should be affected by the waiting days.

NOTE: Changes announced in the Autumn Budget 2017 will bring an end to the waiting days for claims made on or after February 2018.