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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.

Notes:

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.