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Universal Credit

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 43662, tabled on 5 May 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many new universal credit applicants there have been in each month since March 2020; and how many of those new applicants have successfully applied for a universal credit advance loan payment.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

29 May 2020

The department publishes weekly management information, every Tuesday, on the number of Universal Credit declarations (claims) and Universal Credit Advances paid by the four advance types. It is available at

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