Universal Credit

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 23rd November 2018.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant the Answer of 14 September 2018 to Question 171353; how many universal credit claims were determined on the scrutiny of written information alone in each of the last five years.

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

The number of Universal Credit claims determined on the scrutiny of written information alone, known as a Work Capability Paper Based Assessment (PBA), is outlined in the table below:

Year

Total PBA

April 2013 - March2014

17

April 2014 – March 2015

135

April 2015 – March 2016

503

April 2016 – March 2017

1,743

April 2017 – March 2018

10,222

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