Employment and Support Allowance: Leeds Central

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered at on 10 February 2022.

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Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn Labour, Leeds Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people in the Leeds Central constituency who have been affected by the underpayment of benefits after transitioning from incapacity benefit to employment and support allowance.

Photo of Chloe Smith Chloe Smith Assistant Whip, The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions


We estimate that 260 cases qualifying for arrears payments were based in the Leeds Central constituency as of the end of the exercise.


Figure rounded to the nearest 10.

End of the exercise refers to 1 June 2021. Geographical breakdowns are derived from address information recorded on the Department's Customer Information System (CIS) for 1 June 2021. For deceased cases this will be the last address held on the CIS as of the extract date (28 December 2021) for that National Insurance number.

Analysis is based on administrative data for the ESA underpayments exercise that was correct as of 21 July 2021.

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