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Universal Credit

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN HL642, tabled on 6 June 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria they are using to select the first 500 universal credit claimants to be migrated other than geographical area.

Answered on

24 June 2022

The purpose of the Discovery is to work with small numbers of existing benefit claimants from different places across the country to learn how best to smoothly move claimants to Universal Credit. The first 500 claimants span the full range of legacy benefits - including those with a combination of legacy benefits - and are broadly representative of the wider legacy benefit caseloads in Bolton and Medway, respectively.