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Bereavement Benefit was introduced in April 2001. Information on the number of claims is not available. The available information on the number of recipients is in the table.
|All bereavement benefit recipients in Great Britain||36,300||43,600||45,300|
|Widowed parents allowance recipients in Great Britain||13,400||20,100||25,300|
|Bereavement allowance recipients in Great Britain||22,900||23,500||20,000|
|Bereavement Benefit recipients also receiving IB/SDA||2,000||1,800||1,200|
1.Bereavement benefit data is taken as at March each year. Incapacity benefits data is taken as at February each year.
2.Numbers are rounded to the nearest hundred. Totals may not sum due to rounding.
3.Incapacity benefit (IB) and severe disability allowance (SDA) figures include all IB, SDA and credits-only cases. The figures include those cases where IB/SDA entitlement is extinguished by the overlapping benefit rules.
Information Directorate, 5 per cent. sample