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Universal Credit: Terminal Illnesses

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 69500, tabled on 6 July 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of claims for the disability component of universal credit are special rules for terminal illness claims.

Answered on

9 July 2020

Information about the proportion of UC claimants who declare a Terminal Illness at the start of a claim can only be provided at disproportionate cost because the required information is not all readily available to analysts in a format that would enable them to undertake the analysis and quality assure the figures, to answer this PQ in the timescales.

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