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Universal Credit: Debts

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN HL1963, tabled on 20 July 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing to Universal Credit claimants who are in debt to become debt free.

Answered on

29 July 2022

DWP staff provide benefit and employment support across Great Britain through our national network of Jobcentres, who work in partnership with a variety of organisations that offer local budgeting and debt advice support.

The Government is keen to ensure that everyone accesses the benefits they are entitled to, which is why we have just launched an eligibility checker that can be found on the GOV.UK website. DWP also funds the Money and Pensions Service that provides additional support to help people, particularly those most in need to improve their financial wellbeing. It provides access to high-quality money and debt advice through its Money Helper services and signposting to third party organisations best placed to help.