Universal Credit

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 4th June 2020.

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Photo of Kate Green Kate Green Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of people unable to claim universal credit as a result of having savings of over £16,000.

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

In 2019, 8,670 claims were not eligible to Universal Credit due to having savings of over £16,000.


Time of Claim

% of claims ineligible due to capital

Number of claims ineligible due to capital

Number of Claims (declarations)

2019 claims




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