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Universal Credit: Newcastle upon Tyne

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 126876, tabled on 8 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claims have been assessed to be ineligible in Newcastle upon Tyne since March 2020; and for what reasons those claims were found to be ineligible.

Answered on

16 December 2020

There are a number of reasons a Universal Credit (UC) claim may be unsuccessful. These can include ineligibility, nil entitlement, insufficient evidence, claim withdrawal and non-compliance with the UC process.

Between March 2020 and November 2020, in Newcastle upon Tyne constituency, 2,210 UC claims were unsuccessful before reaching payment.


1. Figures are for households on UC, either couple or single claims, and does not represent the number of individuals within the household.

2. Figures rounded to the nearest 10.