To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average number of days was between a final safeguarding visit to a vulnerable benefits claimant and that claimant's payments being stopped in each year from 2010.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
6 February 2020
DWP Visiting undertakes safeguarding visits for customers who are deemed to be vulnerable in relation to benefit claims.
DWP cannot provide figures exclusively for payments stopped in relation to safeguarding visits as the Department does not hold this information centrally and to do so would incur disproportionate costs.