Disability Income Guarantee

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 8th December 2004.

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Photo of Mr John Lyons Mr John Lyons Labour, Strathkelvin and Bearsden

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Strathkelvin and Bearsden receive the disability income guarantee.

Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The disability income guarantee is paid by means of enhanced disability premiums through income support, jobseeker's allowance (income based), housing benefit and council tax benefit.

Housing benefit and council tax benefit information is not available below Government Office Region level.

As at May 2004, there were 300 income support and jobseeker's allowance (income based) claimants with an enhanced disability premium in Strathkelvin and Bearsden parliamentary constituency.

Notes:

1. Figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred.

2. Numbers are based on very few sample cases and are subject to a high degree of sampling variation. These figures should be used as a guide to the current situation only.

Source:

IAD Information Centre, 5 per cent. samples.

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