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Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 23rd March 2020.

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Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle Labour, Wallasey

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to increase the payment amount of (a) universal credit and (b) employment support allowance for claimants who are diagnosed with covid-19.

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

The Department is monitoring the adequacy of its response to the spread of COVID-19 closely and is determined to provide effective support to people across the country during this challenging period. Further measures will be taken if shown to be necessary.

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