Universal Credit: Housing

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 5th March 2020.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Labour, Barnsley Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the amount payable in housing benefit and the housing element of universal credit decreasing when a non-dependent's earnings increase, what recent representations he has received on reducing the bracket for non-dependents' earnings.

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

There are no income bands and only one deduction rate applied to Universal Credit claimants who have non-dependents living in their household.

There have been no recent representations to reduce the income bands for non-dependents’ earnings for people receiving Housing Benefit.

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