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Universal Credit claims doubled to six million during pandemic figures show


Universal Credit in November 2020, up 2.2 million since March. Of these, 85 percent (4.2 million) received a payment.Claims have largely made a return to pre-pandemic levels following a spike at the beginning of the pandemic, with two weeks in spring seeing ten times as many claims as usual.The DWP said claims also rose in the weeks coinciding with the start of lockdowns in November and January.The UK Minister for welfare delivery Will Quince said Universal Credit was “one of the pillars of support” for families with lower incomes.He said: “Universal Credit continues to support millions of people during their time of need.

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