Written Question on Universal Credit: Appeals

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Date Title Questioner
6 Feb 2018, 10:56 a.m. Universal Credit: Appeals David Hanson

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to Answer of 29 January 2018 to Question 124093, on Social Security Benefits: Appeals, how many people waited (a) less than one month, (b) less than two months, (c) less than three months, (d) less than four months, (e) less than five months, (f) less than six months and (g) six months or more for mandatory reconsideration for universal credit in each year since its introduction.

Answer (Alok Sharma)

The information requested is shown in the table below:

Universal Credit (UC)

Mandatory Reconsiderations (MR) cleared within each time period

-

1 month

2 months

3 months

4 months

5 months

6 months

6 months +

Total

Apr 2014 – Mar 2015

1,890

30

#

#

#

#

#

1,920

Apr 2015 – Mar 2016

16,370

150

10

10

#

#

#

16,550

Apr 2016 – Mar 2017

18,000

3,910

3,890

1,320

60

30

30

27,260

Apr 2017 – Dec 2017

24,480

7,190

870

240

130

40

40

32,990

Notes:

Data has been rounded to the nearest 10.

‘#’ means fewer than 5 in this category.


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