Universal Credit

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 6th November 2018.

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Photo of David Simpson David Simpson Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has plans to integrate housing benefit rates into a single universal credit benefit.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The Universal Credit award includes the amount for housing costs and replaces Housing Benefit for working age claimants.

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