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Universal Credit: Children

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 82594, tabled on 28 August 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit applications her Department has (a) received from claimants citing that a third or subsequent child was conceived as a result of rape and (b) rejected as a result of a third or subsequent child being born after 5 April 2017.

Answered on

3 September 2020

Statistics related to the policy to provide support for a maximum of two children was published in July 2020 and can be accessed at

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-tax-credit-and-universal-credit-claimants-statistics-related-to-the-policy-to-provide-support-for-a-maximum-of-2-children-april-2020

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