Employment and Support Allowance

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 4th September 2018.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Labour, East Ham

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, by what date she plans for claimants of employment and support allowance who have been underpaid to have received all the back-payments due to them.

Photo of Sarah Newton Sarah Newton The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Further to the latest Written Statement on Employment and Support Allowance – HCWS877 – made on 18 July, we are currently assessing timescales for completion of this exercise. Our aim is for all claimants to receive the benefit they are due as quickly as practicable.

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