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Correction to PQ107645

Volume 717: debated on Wednesday 29 June 2022

I would like to amend a written answer that I gave to the House on 28 April 2022.

In response to written question 107645, I stated that those who are on legacy benefits and have change in status such as a new child would move to universal credit in order for their benefit claim to accommodate their change in status, and therefore will be eligible for the Healthy Start scheme. However, this information was not wholly accurate. Families on legacy benefits who have a first child move automatically to universal credit and so become eligible for the Healthy Start scheme. Families having a second or subsequent child may choose to remain on legacy benefits and, if they do, would not be eligible for Healthy Start.