Social Security Benefits

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered at on 27 May 2020.

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Photo of Stephen Morgan Stephen Morgan Shadow Minister (Defence) (Armed Forces and Defence Procurement), Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that legacy benefits are increased in line with increases to universal credit.

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

DWP have no plans to increase Jobseeker’s Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance or Income Support. These benefits were increased by 1.7% in April 2020 as part of the annual up-rating exercise.

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