Universal Credit

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 17th June 2022.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether risk scoring or other algorithms are used to identify Universal Credit claimants for potential review by the Risk Review Team.

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

Risk scoring is used to identify Universal Credit claims for potential review by the Risk Review Team. Once the review is completed a DWP agent would decide if a fraud investigation is required.

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