Universal Credit

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 16th July 2020.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Chair, Work and Pensions Committee, Chair, Work and Pensions Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claims for financial redress have been made to her Department by people who claimed universal credit after lockdown restrictions came into effect and are worse off than on their previous benefits.

Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Chair, Work and Pensions Committee, Chair, Work and Pensions Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many payments of financial redress her Department has made since March 2019 to claimants who moved from legacy benefits to universal credit on her Department's advice and became worse off.

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

The information requested can only be provided at a disproportionate cost.

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