Universal Credit

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 26th February 2018.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will place her Department’s guidance to JobCentre Plus staff on advising benefit claimants whether to claim for universal credit in areas where its roll-out has not yet been made compulsory in the Library.

Photo of Alok Sharma Alok Sharma The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

There is no legal basis for moving people onto Universal Credit in areas where roll out is yet to take place, and so there is no guidance to staff on giving advice to claimants in these circumstances.

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