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Universal Credit: Wales

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 113158, tabled on 27 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Welsh Government on the effect on universal credit claimants of the Welsh Government's Winter Fuel Support Scheme Payment being classed as salary.

Answered on

1 February 2022

No such discussions have taken place.

These payments are not treated as salary, but as capital, and are unlikely to affect entitlement to Universal Credit, as claimants need have capital in excess of £6,000 before the capital causes their Universal Credit to be reduced.

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