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Social Security Benefits: Disabled

Volume 477: debated on Monday 16 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people receive (a) the disability premium for income support, (b) enhanced disability premium for income support, (c) the severe disability premium for income support and (d) both incapacity benefit and the enhanced disability premium for income support. (211034)

[holding answer 2008]: The information requested is given in the following table.

Number of income support claimants by type of disability premium, Great Britain, November 2007

Type of disability premium

Number of IS claimants

Disability premium only


Disability premium and enhanced disability premium


Disability premium and severe disability premium


Enhanced disability premium and also claiming Incapacity Benefit


Notes: 1. Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10. 2. Income Support claimants may be entitled to more than one disability premium. 3. Overlaps between disability premiums have been removed. 4. Figures exclude residual Minimum Income Guarantee claimants. Source: DWP Information Directorate 100 per cent. Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study.