Universal Credit: Veterans

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 12th 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) an armed forces compensation scheme guaranteed income payment and (b) the war pension scheme unemployability supplement have undertaken a work capability assessment to prove their entitlement to the housing element of universal credit in each year for which information is available.

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

The Work Capability Assessment is not a condition of entitlement to housing costs within Universal Credit.

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