Universal Credit: Severe Disability Premium

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 22nd September 2020.

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Photo of Kate Osamor Kate Osamor Labour/Co-operative, Edmonton

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her response to the Social Security Advisory Committee’s letter of 27 May 2020, dated 8 July 2020, how many people in receipt of employment support allowance on 31 March 2020 were unable to make a universal credit claim because they were in receipt of severe disability premium.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

All ESA claimants can choose to claim UC If they believe they will be better off, however special arrangements exist for those in receipt of SDP.

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