Mortgages: Government Assistance

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 17th November 2015.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people who are in receipt of support for mortgage interest are also in receipt of (a) income-based jobseeker's allowance, (b) income-based employment and support allowance, (c) income support and (d) pension credit.

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

The information requested is in the table:

2015/16

Number of SMI claims

As % of all SMI claims

Jobseekers allowance

16,000

10%

Employment and support allowance

56,000

34%

Income support

24,000

14%

Pension credit

71,000

43%

Total

167,000

100%

*The percentages may not sum to 100% due to rounding

These figures are from the DWP summer budget 2015 benefit expenditure and caseload tables, which can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2015

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