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Universal Credit

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 91991, tabled on 13 December 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a transitional top up for claimants who had been in receipt of enhanced disability payments prior to a universal credit transition.

Answered on

20 December 2021

There are no plans to introduce transitional payments in Universal Credit for those claimants who had been in receipt of the enhanced disability premium. A transitional payment may be awarded to claimants who were previously entitled to the severe disability premium. These payments are made in recognition of their very specific circumstances.