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Northern Ireland Office written question – answered on 12th December 2018.

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Photo of Ruth George Ruth George Labour, High Peak

What discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the effect on families in Northern Ireland of the universal credit two-child limit.

Photo of John Penrose John Penrose The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office

Social Security is a devolved matter in Northern Ireland as is the implementation and administration of Universal Credit.

Differences for claimants in Northern Ireland, include twice monthly payments, split payments and managed payments of the housing element of Universal Credit. Additionally, anyone receiving a welfare supplementary payment will also continue to receive this payment under Universal Credit, to ensure that they do not lose out.

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