Inflation increase of 10.1% for universal credit have to wait two months why?

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claybus
claybus Community member Posts: 7 Listener
hi, my pips have increased with the cost of living inflation in April.  I have been told my universal credits will increase in my June payment, as my assessment was on 10/04/2023 two months later. I understood that the increase would be in April the new financial year.  I have asked UC for an explanation, but was not given one and was just told that it was correct—any advice lovely peeps?  Thanks.  Paul.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,308 Championing
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    UC is paid 1 month in arrears. The increase starts from assessment periods that start from 10th April, which the first increase being seen from 16th May.

    I don't understand what you mean by this.
    claybus said:
    my assessment was on 10/04/2023 two months later.
    What date do you usually receive your money each month?
  • claybus
    claybus Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    Thank you - my payments are on the 14th of each month - I think I have missed the deadline for two days. Paul
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,308 Championing
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    That means your assessment periods are 8th to 7th of every month. Therefore you won't see any increase until your June payment onwards.
  • claybus
    claybus Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    thanks so much, Poppy that clears it up for me - you are clever knowing your stuff - much appreciated - paul