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Universal Credit

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 20th March 2020.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many women in receipt of (a) statutory maternity pay and (b) maternity allowance have applied for universal credit since 1 January 2019.

Photo of Mims Davies Mims Davies The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

In 2019, approximately 34,000 Universal Credit claims were made by households containing an individual who declared that they are receiving Maternity Allowance. This represents just under 1% of claims submitted over this time period.

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