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Unclaimed Benefits

Volume 410: debated on Monday 18 August 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate the Department has made of the amount of unclaimed benefits, broken down by type of benefit, in each of the last 10 years. [130050]

Estimates of the amount of additional income-related benefits payable if everyone entitled took-up their entitlement for the full period, broken down by benefit, can be found in the statistical report "Income Related Benefits Estimates of Take-Up", which is published annually by the Department. Copies of the publications are available in the Library.