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Universal Credit: Widowed Parents Allowance

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 11645, tabled on 7 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of discounting Widowed Parent’s Allowance as income when calculating universal credit entitlement.

Answered on

11 June 2021

No such assessment has been made. We have no plans to change the treatment of Widowed Parents’ Allowance.