Social Security Benefits: Cystic Fibrosis

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 8th March 2022.

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Photo of Paul Maynard Paul Maynard Conservative, Blackpool North and Cleveleys

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with cystic fibrosis in England are in receipt of (a) universal credit, (b) income-related employment support allowance, (c) income-based job seekers allowance and (d) income support.

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

The information requested for Universal Credit and income-based Employment and Support Allowance is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.

Information is available for those on income-based Employment and Support Allowance with the main medical condition of ‘Diseases of the respiratory system’ here:

https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk

Guidance for users is available at:

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

The information is not collected for those on Jobseeker’s Allowance or Income Support.

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