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Universal Credit

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN HL3622, tabled on 28 April 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many couples making joint claims have been so far included in the Move to Universal Credit pilot scheme; how many of those have been moved to Universal Credit; and whether participants in that pilot scheme have to have been claiming legacy benefits for a specified time.

Answered on

14 May 2020

No couples have been included so far in the Move to UC pilot. There is no requirement for claimants to have spent a specified time on benefits to be included in the pilot.

Following the outbreak of COVID-19 and the increase in Universal Credit new claims since March 2020, the Move to UC pilot has been temporarily suspended.