Urgent question on ESA underpayments

19 July 2018

Marsha de Cordova, Shadow Minister for Disabled People, asked an urgent question in the House of Commons on 19 July 2018 on ESA (Employment and Support Allowances) underpayments.

Sarah Newton, the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, responded on behalf of the Government, saying:

"As planned, the Department will contact all those identified as potentially affected. Once an individual has been contacted and the relevant information gathered, they can expect to receive any backdated payments within 12 weeks. Once contacted, individuals will be provided with a dedicated free phone line on which to contact the Department to discuss their claim."

Image: PA

Follow the @HouseofCommons on Twitter for updates on the UK House of Commons Chamber. Please fill in our quick feedback survey to help us improve our news content.

More news on: Parliament, government and politics, Parliament, Employment and training, Social security and pensions, Benefits policy, Working age benefits, Employment, House of Commons news, Commons news

Share this page

Related information

What are Urgent Questions?

At times MPs may want to put an urgent question to a Minister. If a matter of public importance has arisen, which an MP believes requires an immediate answer from a government minister, they may apply to the Speaker to put forward such a question.

How to watch proceedings from the public gallery

UK residents and overseas visitors can watch proceedings in the House of Commons by visiting the public gallery.

More Parliament news