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Kickstart Scheme: Disability

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 6283, tabled on 24 May 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason data about disability is not collected by applications to the Kickstart scheme.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

28 May 2021

The Universal Credit system collects data on claimant’s disabilities but as this is voluntary we do not currently record specific types of disability or health condition of Kickstart participants. While we do plan to evaluate the experiences of disabled people participating in Kickstart, it will not be possible to quantify specific types of disability owing to the small sample sizes involved.

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