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Social Security Benefits: Disabled

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 22 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people claiming (a) incapacity benefit, (b) severe disablement allowance and (c) income support for incapacity are undertaking permitted work. (127817)

The available information is in the following table.

Number of incapacity benefit (IB) and severe disablement allowance (SDA) claimants undertaking permitted work in Great Britain: as at August 2006

Benefit combination

Permitted work type

All

IB and IS

IB only

SDA and IS

SDA only

Permitted Work Lower Level

19,500

5,700

10,400

2,800

500

Supported Permitted Work

12,800

2,800

5,700

3,300

1,000

Permitted Work Higher Limit

14,100

2,500

11 ,200

200

300

Permitted Work Higher Limit—Supported

400

0

300

0

0

Notes:

1. Figures have been produced using the 5 per cent. data and have been rated up proportionally using the Great Britain WPLS 100 per cent. IB/SDA totals.

2. Figures are rounded to the nearest 100. Totals may not sum due to rounding.

Source:

DWP Information Directorate, 5 per cent. sample.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) whether his Department collects data for tax benefit model tables on the marginal rate of deductions for disabled people; (127910)

(2) if he will place in the Library the tax benefit model tables on the marginal rate of deductions for disabled people for the latest period for which figures are available.

[holding answer 19 March 2007]: Data on claimants of disability living allowance and attendance allowance are collected but not used to calculate marginal deduction rates for inclusion in the tax benefit model tables.