Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
Please provide information relating to claims, both upheld and rejected, for child tax credit, income support or universal credit relating to the following criteria:
“Support for a child conceived without the claimant’s consent, including rape, or while they were in a coercive or controlling relationship.”
Please provide the following as total figures with monthly breakdowns since 6th April 2017 when the policy was introduced:
Total amount of applications for this this criteria, and how many of those were accepted and refused.
An analysis of reasons for refusal.
Total numbers of applications accepted under which evidential grounds including but (not exclusively) criminal convictions, criminal injuries and third-party validation.
Total amount of applications supported by each of the approved third-party listed in this document: https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...
Total amount of applications supported by registered Social Workers (total figure and broken down into local authority AND geographical area).
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