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Universal Credit: Coronavirus

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 19th May 2020.

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Photo of Seema Malhotra Seema Malhotra Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (Employment)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate has she made of the number of claimants in (a) March and (b) April 2020 that received a lower monthly benefit payment than their previous legacy benefit as a result of applying for universal credit during the covid-19 lockdown.

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

Holding answer received on 18 May 2020

The information requested is not available.

For people considering claiming Universal Credit, we have updated our information on gov.uk and on understandinguniversalcredit.gov.uk, where links to independent benefit calculators are also published.

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