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Social Security Benefits: Mental Illness

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 2nd March 2020.

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Photo of Tommy Sheppard Tommy Sheppard Shadow SNP Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants with mental health conditions in Scotland of (a) universal credit, (b) employment and support allowance and (c) jobseekers allowance have had their payments sanctioned in each year since 2015.

Photo of Mims Davies Mims Davies The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.

However, the honourable member can find statistics on the number of individuals in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) with a primary disabling condition in the category Mental or Behavioural Disorder and who received an adverse sanction decision they are available and published at: https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/.

Guidance for users is available at:

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

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