Date lodged: 17 January 2017
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will use its new powers over universal credit (UC) to address reported concerns that there have been a number of homeless claimants entering the UC system in error.
Answered by: Jeane Freeman 31 January 2017
We are aware there are some issues with homeless people on Universal Credit, however, it is not something that our new social security powers can rectify. We have raised the issue with DWP and asked them to investigate the Glasgow reports and find a way to resolve the matter both for these cases and in the longer term.