Universal Credit

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

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Photo of Margaret Greenwood Margaret Greenwood Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of new claimants of universal credit (a) requested and (b) received a new claim advance in each month from 31 December 2017 to the most recent month for which figures are available.

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

Around 60% of eligible new claims received an advance in October 2018. Subject to some fluctuation, this has been broadly consistent for every month for which the data has been requested.

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