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Universal Credit

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN HL4841, tabled on 21 May 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that any new claimants of Universal Credit who are also claiming an ‘exempt benefit’ are not subject to the benefit cap because of the current three month pause in the assessment of entitlement to some exempt benefits.

Answered on

4 June 2020

Review and reassessment activity on related benefits is currently suspended meaning payment of those benefits will continue. As such, those claimants will also continue to be exempt from the benefit cap.