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Social Security Benefits

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 4th March 2016.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Chair, Work and Pensions Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time taken is after a new (a) jobseeker's allowance and (b) employment and support allowance claim has been processed to make a first payment to a claimant.

Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)

The Department does not hold data on the time taken to make a payment.

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