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Universal Credit

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN HL15136, tabled on 21 April 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Universal Credit applications there have been since 21 March 2020.

Answered on

28 April 2021

The total number of new Universal Credit claims made between 21 March 2020 and the latest published date available, 14 January 2021, was 4,242,453. A small minority of people submitted more than one claim and therefore the number of unique individuals who have made a new claim to Universal Credit during the same time period was 4,063,276.

These statistics are published, by day of claim, every three months on Stat-Xplore and the next publication on 18 May 2021 should include daily claims data to 8 April 2021.