Skip to main content

Universal Credit

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 218335, tabled on 7 February 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many full service universal credit claimants have had their claims stopped each month due to a zero award.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

13 February 2019

Below are the number/proportion of Universal Credit Full Service claims by the month of closure:

Closure Month

Number of claims closed due to zero award

As percentage of monthly caseload

September 2018



October 2018




Claim closed count rounded to the nearest 100 and the percentages to nearest 0.1%

Where the claimant had not confirmed their address prior to the case being closed, it has not been possible to exclude a small number of UC cases from Northern Ireland.

Named day
Named day questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.