Universal Credit

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 13th February 2019.

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Photo of Carol Monaghan Carol Monaghan Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Armed Forces and Veterans), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of full service universal credit claimants have had their claims stopped each month due to a zero award.

Photo of Carol Monaghan Carol Monaghan Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Armed Forces and Veterans), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many full service universal credit claimants have had their claims stopped each month due to a zero award.

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

Holding answer received on 12 February 2019

Below are the number/proportion of Universal Credit Full Service claims by the month of closure:

Closure Month

Number of claims closed due to zero award

As percentage of monthly caseload

September 2018

9,300

1.0%

October 2018

11,800

1.1%

Notes:

Claim closed count rounded to the nearest 100 and the percentages to nearest 0.1%

Where the claimant had not confirmed their address prior to the case being closed, it has not been possible to exclude a small number of UC cases from Northern Ireland.

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