Universal Credit

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 15th September 2017.

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Photo of Stephen Hepburn Stephen Hepburn Labour, Jarrow

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time is after an application is submitted for universal credit before the first payment is received for claimants in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK.

Photo of Stephen Lloyd Stephen Lloyd Liberal Democrat, Eastbourne

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time for first payments to be made to new claimants of universal credit between application and receipt of payment was in each month from January 2017.

Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

I refer the Hon. Members to the answer I gave on 18 July 2017 to question 4898.

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