Universal Credit: Children

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 3rd September 2020.

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Photo of Alex Davies-Jones Alex Davies-Jones Labour, Pontypridd

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit applications her Department has (a) received from claimants citing that a third or subsequent child was conceived as a result of rape and (b) rejected as a result of a third or subsequent child being born after 5 April 2017.

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

Statistics related to the policy to provide support for a maximum of two children was published in July 2020 and can be accessed at


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