Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many parents have been assessed as having been overpaid in Healthy Start vouchers as a result of ceasing to be eligible for universal credit payments in the last 12 months for which information is available.
Steve McCabe: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the answer of 22 July 2019 to Question 278344 on universal credit: fraud, what recourse is available to people, particularly vulnerable people, who have benefited financially but who were unaware that a universal credit advance was the source of the money.
Peter Grant: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit appeals are awaiting allocation of a hearing date because her Department has not yet sent an appeal response to HMCTS.
Justin Tomlinson: Eligibility for income-related (means-tested) benefits, such as Universal Credit, depends on a person’s immigration status in the UK. EEA nationals who are habitually resident in the UK and have been granted settled status are eligible to access income-related benefits. Mechanisms are in place between DWP and the Home Office to verify settled status through the Habitual Residence Test Process.
Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants, who are affected by the policy to provide support for a maximum of two children, have received (a) a payment advance on their claim, (b) a budgeting advance on their claim and (c) both.
Paul Farrelly: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of trends in the number of non-UK EU citizens being refused universal credit in the last six months.
Mark Tami: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the compatibility of her Department’s policy of universal credit being digital by default with her Department’s Debt Management office being contactable only by (a) fax and (b) post rather than by secure email.
Mims Davies: ...the findings in the Autumn. The department recognises that high childcare costs can be a real barrier to parents taking up employment or increasing their working hours. To help overcome this, Universal Credit is more generous than legacy benefits in the support it provides towards childcare costs, with an increased level of support for childcare costs from 70% in legacy to up to 85% in...
Diana R. Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an estimate of the number of claimants of universal credit that have fallen into (a) council tax and (b) local authority rent arrears after transitioning from legacy benefits.
Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will place copies of Departmental documents which assess the impact of fortnightly payments of universal credit on claimants in Northern Ireland in the Library.
Will Quince: ...), Incapacity Benefit (IB), or Severe Disablement Allowance (SDA). It is not possible to ascertain the number of disabled people in each of these households. Figures do not include claimants on Universal Credit (UC) with a removal of the spare room subsidy (RSRS) deduction, as these data are not currently available.
Diana R. Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with local authority leaders on the effect of the roll-out of universal credit on the level of demand for councils’ Local Welfare Provision schemes.
Mims Davies: ...compared to an average cap amount of £55 for all capped households. (Source: DWP Stat Xplore portal, ‘Benefit cap average amount by family type’ table) In May 2019, 25,700 households had their Universal Credit claim capped in Great Britain, of which 89% (23,000) had dependent children. Statistics on the Universal Credit capped caseload, by number of dependent children in the...
Mims Davies: The table below shows the number of households in Scotland that have had their Housing Benefit or Universal Credit capped between the introduction of cap and May 2019 (‘cumulative caseload’), and latest capped caseload in May 2019 (‘point in time caseload’), for all capped households and lone parents. Benefit cap caseload in Scotland Housing Benefit Universal Credit Total...
Diana R. Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he she has made an assessment of the potential merits of extending the repayment period for universal credit advance payments beyond twelve months.
Guy Opperman: ...overpayment is calculated based on three factors: How the overpayment occurred (through either fraud or error).Whether the claimant is in work.Whether any other deductions are applied to their Universal Credit award which might affect the amount that can be deducted. The Department understands that claimants’ individual circumstances can vary widely. If a claimant contacts the...
Hugh Gaffney: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of the benefits freeze on the wellbeing of universal credit claimants.
Graham Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department plans to recalculate universal credit payments to take account of recipients who are required to make 53 rent payments in a year.
Jo Stevens: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the proportion of social security claimants who will receive less money once they have migrated to universal credit.
Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what options her Department is considering to reduce the five week waiting time for universal credit claimants.