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registered interest true more like this
date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to permit Universal Credit claimants to backdate a claim due to ill health in circumstances where medical evidence is provided by a GP. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Jarvis remove filter
uin 168 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-18more like thismore than 2019-10-18
answer text <p>Universal Credit claims may be backdated, by up to one calendar month, in some circumstances for vulnerable claimants who may be delayed in claiming Universal Credit through no fault of their own. More specifically, in cases where medical evidence satisfies the Department that a claimant had an illness that prevented them from making a claim sooner, Universal Credit can be awarded from an earlier date.</p><p> </p><p>In order to provide the best possible support to our claimants it is important that the Department are able to engage with claimants at the earliest possible opportunity, whether to support them back into work or to provide other support and guidance. It is therefore important that backdating provisions are used in specific circumstances, and that all claimants are encouraged to contact us at the earliest opportunity.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-18T11:06:26.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-18T11:06:26.213Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4243
label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this