NAWRA’s submission to SSAC on waiting days for universal credit

The Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) consulted on the government’s intention that certain Universal Credit claimants must wait 7 days before they are entitled to benefit.

NAWRA surveyed members to find out what they thought would be the impact of this policy.

Based on the results, we submitted our response where we stress in the strongest possible terms our complete opposition to this proposal.  What came over time and time again in the survey responses was the spiral of debt and destitution that would occur due to the cumulative effects of this policy.