Social Security Benefits: Young People

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 27th March 2014.

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Photo of John Healey John Healey Labour, Wentworth and Dearne

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many assessments have been conducted of 16 and 17 year olds to establish whether they are estranged from their parents in order to determine eligibility for benefits; how many of those assessed (a) were and (b) were not accepted as estranged; how many such decisions were appealed; and how many such appeals were successful in each of the last five years.

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

The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.

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