Employment and Support Allowance: Lone Parents

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 26 July 2019.

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Photo of Marsha de Cordova Marsha de Cordova Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (Disabled People)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many single parents with dependent children are in receipt of severe disability premium in their income-related employment and support allowance.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

In November 2018 there were 506,000 live cases of income-related Employment and Support Allowance where the claimant was in receipt of Severe Disability Premium (SDP). Of these, 59,000 were in receipt of SDP and identified to be a lone parent.

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