Housing Benefit: Young People

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 16th June 2015.

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Photo of Owen Smith Owen Smith Shadow Secretary of State for Wales

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many young people aged 18 to 21 in Wales receive housing benefit; how many such people (a) have children, (b) are disabled and (c) have previously been in local authority care.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Disabled People)

Detailed housing benefit statistics, including those aged 18 to 21 in Wales by number of dependent children, can be found at:

https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk

Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:

https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started---SuperWEB2.html

Information on those households receiving housing benefit and containing someone registered as disabled is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

The information requested for those who have previously been in local authority care is not collected on the data available for analysis and therefore is not available.

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