Universal Credit:Written question - 41056

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Asked by Neil Coyle
(Bermondsey and Old Southwark)
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Asked on: 28 April 2020
Department for Work and Pensions
Universal Credit
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of the 93 per cent of claims for universal credit that have been processed by her Department since 16 March 2020 have resulted in people not qualifying for a payment.
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Answered by: Will Quince
Answered on: 04 June 2020
Holding answer received on 05 May 2020

Between March 16th and March 29th there were 800,000 declarations made to Universal Credit, all of which are processed. Of these

  • 67% have received a UC payment
  • 16% had a nil award due to earnings
  • 16% were either withdrawn by the claimant or closed due to ineligibility
  • Less than 1% have outstanding verification preventing payment

For comparison, in January and February there were 580,000 declaration made to Universal Credit, all of which are processed. Of these

  • 63% have received a UC payment
  • 12% had a nil award due to earnings
  • 26% were either withdrawn by the claimant or closed due to ineligibility
  • Less than 1% have outstanding verification preventing payment

I apologise for the time taken to provide this answer.

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