Template: Delay repayments for a universal credit advance
You can use this template to ask the DWP for:
a delay to repayments for a universal credit advance
more time to pay back a budgeting advance
Copy this text into your universal credit journal.
[Use subject: Request to change my universal credit deductions]
[Delete if this does not apply:] I need to ask for a 3 month delay in universal credit deductions for the advance I have received.
[Delete if this does not apply:] I need to extend the time to repay my budgeting advance to 18 months.
Each month you deduct £xx from my universal credit.
I am following Shelter's advice to contact you because I cannot afford deductions at this time.
I'm in extreme financial hardship because I can't pay for: [for example, food, increased energy bills, basic items like toiletries or nappies].
After deductions, I only have £xx each month.
Please contact me to talk about this.
Last updated: 21 April 2022