Universal Credit

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 26th March 2019.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Chair, Work and Pensions Committee, Chair, Work and Pensions Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants have moved to Universal Credit from legacy benefits to date.

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

Claimants move from existing benefits to Universal Credit when they experience a significant change in their circumstances that triggers a new claim to benefit. We do not centrally collate the number of claimants that have made a new claim to Universal Credit as a result of such a change in circumstances.

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