Universal Credit: Domestic Violence

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 13th June 2018.

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Photo of Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Work and Pensions)

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Universal Credit applicants in full service areas have been allowed split payments of benefit to date as a result of reported domestic abuse.

Photo of Baroness Buscombe Baroness Buscombe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

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

DWP will support a claimant to put in place a split payment where they have requested it as a result of domestic violence.

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