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Universal Credit: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 133716, tabled on 6 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her policy to reintroduce the suspension on (a) repayment of universal credit advances and (b) sanctions for claimants during the January 2021 covid-19 lockdown.

Answered on

11 January 2021

There are no plans to introduce suspension of a) a repayment of UC advances and b) sanctions. Work coaches will work with claimants to ensure claimant commitments are reasonable for claimants’ circumstances, and allows them to continue to continue to adhere to Covid-19 public health advice.

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