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Universal Credit: Fraud

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 6512, tabled on 28 October 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of universal credit claimants who have been referred for fraud relating to advance claims made after 18 September 2019.

Answered on

1 November 2019

It is not possible to answer this question. This answer could only be provided by accessing a substantial number of referrals to ascertain how many relate to advances claimed after 18th September 2019. As a result, we estimate providing this information would incur disproportionate costs.