Universal Credit: Armed Forces and Veterans

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered at on 28 November 2023.

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Photo of John Healey John Healey Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average annual amount of Universal Credit paid to (a) serving members of the Armed Forces and (b) veterans was in each year since 2018.

Photo of John Healey John Healey Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households with at least one member serving in the armed forces are claiming Universal Credit.

Photo of John Healey John Healey Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Universal Credit claimants were (a) serving armed forces personnel and (b) veterans in each year since 2018.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The information requested is not available. We do not know the total number of currently serving armed forces personnel who are claiming UC.

We have been collecting information, on those that have identified themselves as serving or have served, since April 2021, but we do not yet have enough responses to accurately estimate the total number.

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