Written Questions are submitted by MPs or Lords to receive information from a Department.
|26 Jul 2017, 11:45 a.m.||Universal Credit: Students||Neil Coyle|
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect on disabled full-time students of the introduction of universal credit.
Answer (Damian Hinds)
Most full time students including disabled students and those with health conditions are not entitled to UC because financial support is available through various loans. As such, the rules are designed so that a person in receipt of UC because of disability or ill health is not discouraged from taking up education that may help them in the future.