Children: Day Care

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

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Photo of Rupa Huq Rupa Huq Labour, Ealing Central and Acton

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to paragraph 18 of the written evidence submitted by Gingerbread to the Work and Pensions Committee, UCR0106, what assessment he has made of the effect of the requirement to produce official receipts for childcare on the time taken for reimbursement.

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

In Universal Credit Full Service, claimants are responsible for supplying evidence of any childcare costs. Some cases will not need monthly verification and will be automatically accepted after being declared. In these cases claimants will not need to supply any evidence, unless there is a change or concerns over validity.

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