Social Security Benefits

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 5th February 2008.

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Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

(1) how many and what percentage of people terminating their jobseeker's allowance claim after (a) three months, (b) six months, (c) 12 months and (d) two years of claiming the benefit were in receipt of (i) jobseeker's allowance, (ii) income support and (iii) incapacity benefit/severe disablement allowance (A) up to six months, (B) between six and 12 months and (C) more than 12 months after leaving the benefit in each year since 1997;

(2) how many and what percentage of people terminating their incapacity benefit/severe disablement allowance claim after (a) three months, (b) six months, (c) 12 months and (d) two years of claiming the benefit were in receipt of (i) jobseeker's allowance, (ii) income support and (iii) incapacity benefit/severe disablement allowance (A) up to six months, (B) between six and 12 months and (c) more than 12 months after leaving benefit in each year since 1997;

(3) how many and what percentage of people terminating their income support claim after (a) three months, (b) six months, (c) 12 months and (d) two years of claiming the benefit were in receipt of (i) jobseeker's allowance, (ii) income support and (iii) incapacity benefit/severe disablement allowance (A) up to six months, (B) between six and 12 months and (c) more than 12 months after leaving benefit in each year since 1997.

Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Employment and Welfare Reform)

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