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Universal Credit

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 152568, tabled on 10 February 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the number of people in receipt of income based jobseekers' allowance who have not been migrated to universal credit and have not received the £20 uplift to their benefit payments since spring 2020.

Answered on

25 February 2021

138,000 people were on income-based JSA in 2019/20.

Legacy JSA claimants retain the option of claiming Universal Credit instead if they believe they will benefit from the temporary increase in the Universal Credit Standard Allowance.