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Invalidity Benefit

Volume 974: debated on Monday 19 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the numbers claiming invalidity benefit and if these data could be also presented according to (a) the claimant's age, (b) whether the claimant has a spouse and (c) one child, two, three, or four or more dependent children.

The following tables give the numbers receiving invalidity benefit on 3 June 1978, the latest date for which figures are available. The dependants shown are those for whom an increase of benefit was claimed. Only in exceptional cases will the "adult" dependant not be the spouse.


All ages

Under 20

All claimants462,4001,2505,95010,50018,70021,60028,60037,80057,50090,550157,95032,000
No dependents169,0001,2504,6504,9007,3507,90010,40013,50023,35035,45052,8507,400
Adult only187,300502003504501,3506,20016,85039,70098,40023,750
Adult and 1 child33,6506501,1001,4001,0003,4005,9507,5508,5503,650400
Adult and 2 children26,2504502,2504,1003,0503,9504,4004,0502,9001,05050
Adult and 3 children14,0001001,0502,4502,8002,9002,2501,35070035050
Adult and 4 children7,9504009502,7002,000950500300150
Adult and 5 or more children4,750501007001,1501,200650600200100
No adult but 1 child8,3002502004008001,3002,0002,1501,000200
No adult but 2 children6,4502006509001,5001,650750300350150
No adult but 3 children1,95050150400400500300150
No adult but 4 children1,700400250350400200100
No adult but 5 children1,100600350505050


All ages

Under 20

All claimants96,8502,1505,5006,6005,5506,5508,25011,25018,80028,0504,150
No dependents93,0501,5505,2006,3005,2006,0007,80011,00018,25027,8003,950
Adult only50050100150200
Adult and 1 child
Adult and 2 children5050
Adult and 3 children5050
Adult and 4 children
Adult and 5 or more children
No adult but 1 child2,05060025020025020020050300
No adult but 2 children90050100100250150150100
No adult but 3 children200100100
No adult but 4 children
No adult but 5 or more children5050