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Universal Credit: Disqualification

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 21st December 2017.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Chair, Work and Pensions Committee, Chair, Work and Pensions Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of (a) universal credit, (b) jobseeker's allowance and (c) employment and support allowance claimants have had a (i) sanction or (ii) suspension on their claim in the most recent 12 month period for which data is available.

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

The latest available information on proportion of Universal Credit, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance claimants receiving less benefit because they were sanctioned up to June 2017 is published and available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/benefit-sanctions-statistics-2017

Information on the proportion of these benefit claimants who have had their benefit suspended for other reasons is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

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