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Jobseeker's Allowance: Scotland

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 11th September 2013.

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Photo of Eilidh Whiteford Eilidh Whiteford Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Development), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Women), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Work and Pensions), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Agriculture and Fisheries)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Scotland are currently waiting for a new jobseeker's allowance claim to be processed; and what the average waiting time is.

Photo of Mark Hoban Mark Hoban The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

In Scotland, 10,629 JSA claims were outstanding at end of July 2013.

During July 2013, the actual average clearance time (AACT) for JSA claims was 10.1 days, which is an improvement of 1.8 days over the AACT for July 2012.

July 2013 data are the most recent information available through the Department's management information system.

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