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UC underpayment maladministration

llama74
llama74 Member Posts: 5 Listener
edited December 2021 in Universal Credit (UC)
Following a letter informing my sister she's owed money by DWP for LCWRA on 06/12, she's yet to receive it. Numerous messages and calls to UC from the 07/12 asking when she will get the money, didn't result in a response until the 13/12. Which stated the underpayment had been sent to debt management team on 06/12 and to call them if she wanted more information.
Which I did, they said that after deducting what she owed, they sent the remaining amount back to UC, the same day. I called UC who said they couldn't issue the payment until the debt management informed them that they had completed the deduction.
I rang debt management this morning again and they are investigating.
This is causing my sister a lot of distress. I explained that, owing to her psychiatric disorders, the issue of why they haven't been able to issue the payment is adding to her health problems. 
Any advice? I'm struggling to understand how this has happened.

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