Universal Credit: Disability

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 7th March 2018.

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Photo of Stephanie Peacock Stephanie Peacock Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information his Department holds on the number of universal credit recipients in receipt of disability benefit with non-dependents living at their home receiving housing cost contribution deductions for non-dependents.

Photo of Stephanie Peacock Stephanie Peacock Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of initial decisions to award a housing cost contribution deduction for non-dependents to those in receipt of universal credit was overturned in the most recent year for which figures are available.

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

The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.

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