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Universal Credit: Veterans

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 229664, tabled on 7 March 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many veterans in receipt of (a) an armed forces compensation scheme guaranteed income payment and (b) the war pension scheme unemployability supplement have undertaken a work capability assessment to prove their entitlement to the housing element of universal credit in each year for which information is available.

Answered on

12 March 2019

The Work Capability Assessment is not a condition of entitlement to housing costs within Universal Credit.

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