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Weymouth (Benefit Payments)

Volume 894: debated on Friday 27 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many persons applied to the Weymouth office and thereafter received supplementary

Claims from personsNo payment madeSingle paymentNumber of claims continuing weekly pay initiatedTotal
Over pension age31212678
Under pension age, not required to register3318363279
Under pension age, required to register for employment36134229399
It is not possible to say how many claimants were aged under 25 as statistics of claims are not related to age, apart from the distinction between those over and under pension age.
1. The table reflects only decisions made on claims during the month ending 17th June and thus does not depict the total number receiving benefit from the Weymouth office during that period, since it takes no account of decisions made before that month which have resulted in a continuing payment.
2. The figures include "repeat" claims by the same person, and the numbers of separate claimants may, therefore, be less than the number of claims.
3. Claimants under pension age who are capable of work are normally required to register for work as a condition for receiving supplementary benefit, unless there are reasons why they should not do so— e.g., a lone parent with responsibility for children.