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Social Security Benefits: Vulnerable Adults

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 10367, tabled on 30 January 2020

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.

Answered on

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.

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