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Advance on first payment
Hi there I’ve been helping my mum with her UC claim as her tax credits ended. She needs to apply for an advance on her first payment, but needs a same day payment as she has no money and I have limited funds to help her and the 3 kids. She needs food for them all. In the UC journal, do I ask before I apply for the advance to put it through same day? Or how? How can I guarantee it’s same day payment for her. Also it says she can get just over 1000 for her advance which I calculated to be standard amount for herself, and 3 child elements. She is in the ESA support group so surely she should be allowed to get the LCWRA element in her advance? Maybe I’m wrong, I’m not sure? Also, they haven’t included the rent in the advance payment… so I’m a bit confused if we should apply for it. Ultimately we will anyways, because she does need the money! But should they include LCWRA and rent in the advance or not? Many thanks )
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