Universal Credit: Work Capability Assessment

(asked on 16th March 2021) - View Source

Question to the Department for Work and Pensions:

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many remote work capability assessment decisions took place for first-time universal credit claimants in each month of 2020.


Answered by
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Justin Tomlinson
This question was answered on 22nd March 2021

The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.

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11/02/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: were challenges with the initial roll-out of universal credit, and the main issue that led to an increase - Speech Link
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3. Oral Answers to Questions
07/10/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: progress on all areas of the work announced by the previous Secretary of State on 11 July. As a next step - Speech Link
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4. Oral Answers to Questions
25/01/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: People who are advised to shield and are unable to work from home may be furloughed. Those who are not furloughed - Speech Link
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5. Oral Answers to Questions
08/03/2021 - Commons Chamber

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