Universal Credit: Disability

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 21st May 2020.

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Photo of Vicky Foxcroft Vicky Foxcroft Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many disabled people are (a) in receipt of universal credit, (b) have received the coronavirus uplift to universal credit and (c) are in receipt of (i) Employment and Support Allowance, (ii) Housing Benefit and (iii) Jobseekers’ Allowance.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The information for Employment & Support Allowance, Housing Benefit and Jobseeker’s Allowance is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost. However, figures are available by medical condition for Employment and Support Allowance claimants, and can be found at:

https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/.

The Department does not hold information on the disability status of Universal Credit claimants. However, figures are available at a household level for Universal Credit claims containing a ‘Limited Capability for Work element’, and can be found at: https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/.

Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:

https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html

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