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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of universal credit claimants who applied for a budgeting advance (a) received the maximum available advance and (b) chose to repay over the maximum time period allowed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe remove filter
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answer text <p>A budgeting advance is available for one-off unexpected financial events for Universal Credit claimants and is repayable over a period of up to 12 monthly instalments. Claimants might be able to get help for things such as: emergency household costs, getting a job or staying in work or funeral costs.</p><p> </p><p>Of the 485,000 budgeting advances created, between June 2015 and May 2019, 49% took the maximum entitlement and 78% chose to take the maximum repayment length.</p><p> </p><p>From October 2021 we will be increasing the recovery period for advances from 12 to 16 months, further supporting those in financial need.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Notes </strong></p><p> </p><ol><li>Figures relate to Universal Credit full service only</li></ol><p> </p><ol start="2"><li>Figures relate to total number of budgeting advances since their introduction</li></ol><p> </p><ol start="3"><li>Figures for the number of budgeting advances created is rounded to the nearest 1,000</li></ol><p> </p><p> </p><ol start="4"><li>Budgeting advances with a value of £348, £464 and £812 have been used for proportion of claimants receiving the maximum available advance, as these values relate to the maximum entitlement dependent on the claimant's circumstances.</li></ol>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T12:26:24.08Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T12:26:24.08Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this