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Universal Credit: Wales

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

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Photo of Chris Elmore Chris Elmore Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants received an underpayment of universal credit (a) as their first payment and (b) in further payments in (a) Ogmore and (b) Wales in 2018.

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

The information requested is not held by the Department.

Our latest published data shows that consistently around 85% of new claimants are being paid in full and on time. This can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/universal-credit-statistics.

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