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Universal Credit: Immigrants

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 20th May 2019.

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Photo of Helen Hayes Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the (a) number of non-UK nationals who have been denied universal credit due to their immigration status and (b) average time taken to verify the immigration status of claimants.

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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