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Social Security Benefits: Disability

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 187230, tabled on 26 April 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work on 7 October 2019, Official Report, column 1480 that around 1 million disabled households will gain on average £100 a month on universal credit compared with legacy benefits, if she will publish the analysis supporting that statement.

Answered on

29 April 2021

The Department’s internal analysis was based on its INFORM volume forecast model and Policy Simulation Model. The underlying methodology was signed off by the Office for Budget Responsibility and set out in detail in the Welfare Trends Report 2018, which can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/welfare-trends-report-january-2018.

The Department will publish full analysis comparing the benefit entitlement of UC claimants and legacy claimants in due course.

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