Incapacity Benefit

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 30th April 2009.

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Photo of John Barrett John Barrett Shadow Work and Pensions Minister

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people previously in receipt of incapacity benefit have been transferred to contributions-based jobseeker's allowance in the most recent 12 month period for which figures are available.

Photo of Jonathan R Shaw Jonathan R Shaw Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Disabled People; Minister for the South East), Department for Work and Pensions

holding answer 22 April 2009

The available information is in the table.

Claimants previously in receipt of incapacity benefit/severe disablement allowance flowing to contribution based jobseeker's allowance in the most recent 12 month period.
Number
November 2007 2,200
February 2008 5,100
May 2008 5,100
August 2008 3,300
Notes:

1. Figures are subject to a high degree of sampling error and should only be used as a guide.

2. Figures are rounded to the nearest 100.

3. Figures updated to include late notified terminations.

4. Since the data is recorded in three month snapshots, a 90 day window was chosen to make sure that all flows between these benefits were picked up.

Source:

Department for Work and Pensions Information Directorate 5 per cent. terminations dataset.

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