Social Security Benefits

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 14th January 2014.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Chair, Draft Modern Slavery Bill Committee, Chair, Draft Modern Slavery Bill Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 8 January 2014, Official Report, column 240W, on jobseeker's allowance, how many short-term benefit advances were issued in each month from April to December 2013.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

We previously advised in the period April to December 2013 our Decision Makers awarded 60,749 short-term benefit advances to eligible benefit claimants. The following table gives a breakdown of the awards made each month.

STBA awarded between 2 April 2013 to 3 January 2014
  Number
April 5,489
May 6,318
June 6,190
July 8,935
August 6,993
September 8,214
October 6,051
November 6,017
December 6,542

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