House of Commons
Universal credit and state pension transition
EDM #129
Tabled 30 January 2020
2019-21 Session
This House notes that a claimant of universal credit that is approaching state pension age may be subject to nine weeks without income between the end of universal credit and the first payment of the state pension if they are not eligible for pension credit; further notes that that period includes up to thirty days in which no benefit is payable and that the final universal credit assessment period can be reduced and paid on a pro-rata basis; and calls on the Government to ensure that universal credit is payable up to the day before the state pension is paid, regardless of whether pension credit is subsequently payable.

Signatures (51)

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.
In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Glindon, Mary
Labour
04 February 2020
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
04 February 2020
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
04 February 2020
Streeting, Wes
Labour
05 February 2020
McMorrin, Anna
Labour
06 February 2020
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
06 February 2020
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
06 February 2020
David, Wayne
Labour
06 February 2020
Spellar, John
Labour
07 February 2020
Hill, Mike
Labour
07 February 2020
Murray, Ian
Labour
07 February 2020
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
10 February 2020
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
10 February 2020
Evans, Chris
Labour
10 February 2020
Davies, Geraint
Labour
10 February 2020
Sobel, Alex
Labour
10 February 2020
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
10 February 2020
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
10 February 2020
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
10 February 2020
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
10 February 2020
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
10 February 2020
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
10 February 2020
Dodds, Anneliese
Labour
10 February 2020
Begum, Apsana
Labour
10 February 2020
Hanvey, Neale
Independent
10 February 2020
Whitley, Mick
Labour
10 February 2020
Mishra, Navendu
Labour
11 February 2020
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
11 February 2020
Stevens, Jo
Labour
11 February 2020
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
11 February 2020
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
11 February 2020
Valerie Vaz,
Labour
11 February 2020
Anderson, Fleur
Labour
11 February 2020
Clark, Feryal
Labour
11 February 2020
Jones, Gerald
Labour
11 February 2020
Morgan, Mr Stephen
Labour
12 February 2020
Tarry, Sam
Labour
12 February 2020
Duffield, Rosie
Labour
12 February 2020
Smith, Cat
Labour
12 February 2020
Barker, Paula
Labour
12 February 2020
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
12 February 2020
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
12 February 2020
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
12 February 2020
Byrne, Ian
Labour
13 February 2020
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
13 February 2020
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion