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Social Security Benefits

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 22 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his most recent estimate is for the amount of unclaimed means-tested benefits in 2006-07. (165312)

Estimates of the amount of unclaimed means-tested benefits in 2006-07 are not available.

The latest estimates relate to 2005-06. These estimates cover the take-up of the main income-related benefits—pension credit, housing benefit, council tax benefit and income-based jobseeker’s allowance—and are available in the DWP publication series entitled “Income Related Benefits Estimates of Take-Up in 2005-06”. Copies of the latest publication, together with past reports, can be found in the Library.