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Disability: Children

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 28th June 2012.

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Photo of Lisa Nandy Lisa Nandy Labour, Wigan

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether families with disabled children will be involved in evaluating the effects of the early roll-out of universal credit in the Greater Manchester and Cheshire areas.

Photo of Maria Miller Maria Miller The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

New claims from families with disabled children will not be involved in the universal credit pathfinder but if, when on universal credit, a change occurs which brings a disabled child into an assessment unit then these cases will remain part of the pathfinder.

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