Universal Credit: Veterans

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 12 March 2019.

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Photo of Helen Grant Helen Grant Vice-Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many veterans in receipt of a war pension are claiming employment support allowance as part of their universal credit claim.

Photo of Sarah Newton Sarah Newton The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

New claims to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) have now stopped, however claimants can receive the ESA component of Universal Credit (UC). Claimants may also be entitled to New Style ESA which can be claimed alongside Universal Credit if the claimant has paid or been credited with sufficient National Insurance contributions, satisfying the New Style ESA eligibility conditions.

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