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Incapacity Benefit

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people received incapacity benefit in 2005-06. (136150)

The available information is in the following table.

Incapacity benefit and severe disablement allowance claimants in Great Britain at quarters shown

2005

February

2,799,870

May

2,783,720

August

2,767,740

November

2,752,900

2006

February

2,747,790

May

2,730,000

August

2,724,980

Notes: 1. Figures have been rounded to the nearest ten. 2. Figures include incapacity benefit credits-only cases. Source: DWP Information Directorate: Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study