Social Security Benefits

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 3rd July 2015.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Labour, Islington South and Finsbury

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of households which include a claimant who is classed as disabled under the Equality Act 2010 have been affected by the benefit cap since April 2013.

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

Statistics on the disability status of claimants subject to the benefit cap are not available.

All households with someone, including a child, with a current award of Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Attendance Allowance, or receiving the Limited Capability for Work and Work-Related Activity (LCWRA) component of Universal Credit, or receiving Armed Forces Independence Payments (AFIP), or receiving the support component of Employment and Support Allowance, or receiving Industrial Injuries Benefits (and those receiving War Disablement Pension, and the equivalent payments from the Armed Forces Compensation Payments Scheme) are exempt from the benefit cap.

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