Social Security Benefits: Cost of Living

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 11th February 2022.

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Photo of John McNally John McNally Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Environment)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the sufficiency of legacy benefits in supporting constituents with rising fuel costs and costs of living; and if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of backdating the £20 uplift to those who were ineligible.

Photo of David Rutley David Rutley Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The uplift to Universal Credit was a temporary measure. We have no plans to complete an assessment of backdating it.

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