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Social Security Benefits: Disabled

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 5 March 2009, Official Report, column 1793W, on incapacity benefit, how many claimants of both incapacity benefit and employment support allowance there were aged (a) under 30 years and (b) under 40 years categorised by the condition limiting their capability for work in the most recent year for which figure are available; and if he will set out on the same basis figures for those who have been in receipt of both benefits for five years or more. (263644)

DWP will be publishing National Statistics on Employment and Support Allowance in summer 2009. The available information has been placed in the Library.