Housing Benefit

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered at on 13 May 2024.

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Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle Labour, Wallasey

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to help increase the uptake of housing benefit in (a) Wallasey constituency, (b) Wirral, (c) the North West and (d) the United Kingdom.

Photo of Mims Davies Mims Davies The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

With the completion of the rollout of Universal Credit in December 2018, new claims for HB are predominately for pensioners and are administered by Local Authorities.

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