Universal Credit

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 19th November 2018.

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Photo of Laura Pidcock Laura Pidcock Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Labour)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of claimants moved from legacy benefits onto universal credit during the natural migration phase that are entitled to less monthly benefit on universal credit than the legacy benefits.

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

Claimants only move from existing benefits to Universal Credit through natural migration when they experience a significant change in their circumstances that triggers a new claim to benefit. Their entitlement is then calculated on the rules of their new benefit.

We are therefore unable to estimate whether their entitlement would be different under Universal Credit compared to legacy benefits.

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