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Social Security Benefits: Poverty

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of how many and what percentage of eligible but not receiving claimants for (a) pension credit, (b) incapacity benefit, (c) jobseeker’s allowance and (d) council tax benefit are (i) living below the 60 per cent. relative poverty line and (ii) in each income decile. (124082)

The information is not available in the format requested.

Estimates of the percentage of eligible non-recipients of pension credit, jobseeker’s allowance (income-based) and council tax benefit living below the 60 per cent. of contemporary median income, and the proportions in each quintile of the income distribution, can be found in the DWP report entitled “Income Related Benefits Estimates of Take-Up in 2004/2005”. Copies of the publication are available in the Library.

Information on incapacity benefit is not available.