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Council Tax Benefit

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 24th February 2005.

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Photo of Michael Weir Michael Weir Scottish National Party, Angus

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in receipt of council tax benefit are in receipt of another state benefit in each (a) nation and (b) region of the UK, broken down by benefit.

Photo of Mr Chris Pond Mr Chris Pond Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions

Information is not available for the UK. The available information is in the tables.

Council tax benefit claimants in receipt of other benefits by country: May 2003 -- Thousand
Benefit Great Britain England Wales Scotland
Housing Benefit 3,450 2,880 180 390
Income Support (including MIG) 2,941 2,455 176 310
JSA (income based) 250 206 12 32
JSA (contribution based) 54 44 (18)2 8
Child Benefit 1,206 1,039 65 102
Retirement Pension 2,099 1,735 113 250
Incapacity Benefit 498 390 38 71
Severe Disablement Allowance 97 76 9 11
Industrial Injuries Benefit 46 39 (18)2 5
Attendance Allowance 569 459 40 70
Carers Allowance 178 148 13 17
War Disability Pension 37 29 3 6
War Widows Pension 12 11 (18)1 (18)1
Widows Benefit/Bereavement Benefit 13 11 (18)1 (18)1
DLA Care 677 547 52 77
DLA Mobility 734 589 57 88
Council tax benefit claimants in receipt of other benefits by region in England: May 2003 -- Thousand
Benefit North East North West Yorks & Number East Midland West Midland East London South East South West
Housing Benefit 220 460 330 210 320 250 520 320 230
Income Support (including MIG) 178 427 279 186 290 209 420 263 202
JSA (income based) 18 31 27 14 31 16 45 14 11
JSA (contribution based) 3 7 5 (18)2 6 3 9 4 4
Child Benefit 69 169 112 71 120 88 220 112 79
Retirement Pension 132 276 201 143 218 173 218 214 161
Incapacity Benefit 38 84 48 33 49 28 42 32 35
Severe Disablement Allowance 7 15 9 6 7 7 9 9 8
Industrial Injuries Benefit 6 8 3 3 4 3 4 3 3
Attendance Allowance 34 79 54 41 65 46 53 45 43
Carers Allowance 14 28 18 14 18 12 18 16 10
War Disability Pension 4 6 (18)2 (18)2 3 3 (18)2 5 3
War Widows Pension (19) (18)2 (18)1 (18)1 (18)2 (18)1 (18)2 (18)1 (18)1
Widows Benefit/ Bereavement Benefit (18)1 (18)2 (18)1 (18)1 (18)2 (18)1 (18)2 (18)2 (18)1
DLA Care 44 112 68 48 65 46 73 51 41
DLA Mobility 50 128 74 50 71 46 74 54 42

(18) Figures are subject to a high degree of sampling variation and should be used only as a guide to the situation.

(19) Nil or negligible.

Notes:

1. The data refers to benefit units, which may be a single person or a couple.

2. Figures for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit have been rounded to the nearest 10 thousand.

3. Figures for all other benefits have been rounded to the nearest thousand.

4. The totals may not sum due to rounding.

5. Council Tax Benefit totals exclude any Second Adult Rebate cases.

6. There will overlap in the figures where a claimant is in receipt of more than one of the benefits listed.

Source:

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit Management Information System, Annual 1 per cent. sample, taken in May 2003.

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