Social Security Benefits

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 7th July 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 what estimate she has made of the amount of (a) housing benefit, (b) council tax benefit, (c) industrial injuries disablement benefit, (d) carer's allowance, (e) jobseeker's allowance and (f) incapacity benefit unclaimed in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

Photo of Jim Knight Jim Knight Minister of State (the South West), Regional Affairs, Minister of State (the South West), Department for Work and Pensions, Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (South West), The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The latest estimates of take-up of means-tested benefits in Great Britain, covering income support, pension credit, housing benefit, council tax benefit and jobseeker's allowance (income-based) are published in the report 'Income Related Benefits Estimates of Take-Up in 2007-08'. A copy has been placed in the Library.

Estimates of the sum of unclaimed industrial injuries disablement benefit, carer's allowance and incapacity benefit are not available.

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