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Universal Credit: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN HL4093, tabled on 6 May 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of (1) the number, and (2) the proportion, of new Universal Credit claimants since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic who are covered by the nine month grace period.

Answered on

22 May 2020

Information relating to Universal Credit claimants who will be exempt from the benefit cap for the nine-month grace period is not readily available, to provide it would incur disproportionate costs.