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Universal credit & childcare

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JodieS93 Mon 10-Jun-19 23:39:58

Hey, I am due back to work in July. I receive universal credit and my LB will be going to nursery while I'm there.

I have to pay the upfront cost (as nursery take a month in advance, so I have already paid Julys nursery fees). But I have heard that universal credit only reimburse you once childcare has taken place? If that's the case I won't get payment back until August.
Is this right or will they reimburse once they have seen you have paid??
Thanks xxx

Apple40 Tue 11-Jun-19 16:46:56

Yes you have to pay each month, then supply UC with a receipt then they pay you back the percentage they are paying.

FlowerAn Tue 11-Jun-19 18:08:48

Submit the receipt/invoice anyway. Technically yes, they only pay once the childcare has taken place and you've paid the invoice but in practice I've had invoices reimbursed when only 1 or 2 of the sessions shown on the invoice have actually taken place. They seem to be fairly lenient on childcare so far

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