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

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