Universal Credit: Housing

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 5th September 2019.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Graham Jones Graham Jones Chair, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people under 21 years old have claimed housing support entitlement as part of universal credit since the ending of means testing for that component in March 2018.

Photo of Will Quince Will Quince The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The housing costs element, in line with all other elements in Universal Credit, has always been subject to means testing for all Universal Credit claimants.

Numbers of people under 21 years claiming housing support entitlement as part of Universal Credit since March 2018 is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No1 person thinks not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.