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Universal credit not treated as income in child maintenance calculation

Scottish Labour MP Cathy Jamieson's asked a question in the Commons about what the child maintenance liabilities will be of a single, unemployed, non-resident parent who becomes a non-resident parent while in receipt of universal credit.

The Minister for Pensions, Steve Webb, confirmed that the universal credit award is not treated as income for child maintenance purposes.

A non-resident parent on universal credit and not earning; for example, because they are unemployed, may be liable to pay the flat rate of maintenance.