Universal Credit: Dunfermline and West Fife

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 1st July 2020.

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Photo of Douglas Chapman Douglas Chapman Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Small Business, Enterprise and Innovation)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many advanced universal credit payments have been issued in Dunfermline and West Fife constituency since 1 March 2020; and what the cost was of those payments to the nearest thousand pounds.

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

Holding answer received on 01 July 2020

Between 1 March 2020 and 16 June 2020 inclusive, 2,310 Universal Credit advance payments were issued to the Dunfermline and West Fife parliamentary constituency totalling a value of £1,013,000.

Notes:

1. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10 and values to the nearest £1000.

2. Figures include all types of advances, including advances paid after the first assessment period.

3. Figures provided to 16 June 2020 in line with published management information relating to Universal Credit advances.

4. If a claimant has applied for more than one advance, each one is counted separately in these figures.

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