Universal Credit

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered at on 5 June 2023.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households applied for an advance payment of Universal Credit in each of the last 12 months for which this data is available.

Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) people and (b) children lived in households which applied for an advance payment of Universal Credit in each of the last 12 months for which this data is available.

Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of households applying for Universal Credit applied for an advance payment in each of the last 12 months for which this data is available.

Photo of Guy Opperman Guy Opperman The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Applications for a Universal Credit advance can be made in several ways: in person, by telephone and online. To identify and collate the total number of applications made would incur disproportionate cost.

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