Universal Credit: Habitual Residence Test

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 18th April 2019.

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Photo of John Grogan John Grogan Labour, Keighley

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applicants for universal credit were subject to the habitual residency test in 2018; what proportion of those applications passed that test; and what the average time taken was to make a determination.

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

The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.

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